Journalist Shamsur Rahman’s 17th death anniversary was observed in Jessore on Sunday.
Jessore Press Club, Journalists Union of Jessore, Jessore Journalists Union and residents of the native village of the late journalist chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day.
The programmes included placing of wreaths at Rahman’s grave, wearing of black badges, discussion meets and doa mahfils.
On the evening of July 16 in 2000, Shamsur Rahman, who was a special correspondent of the Bengali daily The Dainik Janakantha, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at his Daratana office in Jessore town.
Rahman had also worked as a stringer for BBC Bangla and had written several books.
Pijush Kanti Bhattacharity, presidium member of Bangladesh Awami League, Syed Saberul Haque Sabu, general secretary of Jessore district unit of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Jahid Hasan Tukun, president of Jessore Press Club, former presidents of the press club Fakir Shaukat, Mizanur Rahman Tota and Ekram-ud- Daullah, press club secretary Tauhidur Rahman, journalist union leaders and senior journalists Monotosh Basu, Sajed Rahman, Noor Islam, M Ayub, Saifur Rahman Saif, Habibur Rahman Milon, Tauhid Zaman, Kazi Ashraful Azad and Saiful Islam Sazal attended the anniversary programmes.
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