Mostak Ahmed, former president of Dhaka Reporters Unity, and also special correspondent of the Daily Bhorer Dak, died at a city hospital on Monday, a DRU press release said.
He was 58.
Mostak Ahmed breathed his last around 11:00 am at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases.
Mostak, who had been suffering from heart and kidney diseases, was admitted to the hospital since August 31.
He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter, said the release.
His first namaz-e-janaza was held at DRU premises and last namaz-e-janaza was held at the National Press Club.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the death of Mostak Ahmed.
In a condolence message, she prayed for his salvation and extended sympathy to the bereaved family.
National Press Club president Muhammad Shafiqur Rahman and its general secretary Farida Yasmin and DRU president Saiful Islam and its general secretary Syed Shukur Ali Shuvo also expressed shock the death of Hossain.
DRU declared two-day mourning over the death of its former top-office bearer.
Today and tomorrow, the flag of the organisation would be kept half-mast and the members would wear black badges, the release said.
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