Journalist Shahriar Shahid, former managing editor of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha, will be laid to rest at a family graveyard at village Doukar Char in Raipura upazila of Narsingdi today.
The body would be brought to his workplace at Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha, the Jatiya Press Club and the Dhaka Reporters’ Unity to allow journalists and admirers to pay their last tributes ahead of his burial.
Eminent journalist and writer Shahriar was one of the cofounders of the mainstream reporters’ forum.
His first namaz-e-janaza will be held at the DRU at 11:30am from where the body would be taken to BSS to allow colleagues to have a last glimpse of him. The body would then be taken to the press club where his second namaz-e-janaza will be held.
After a third namaz-e-janaza ahead of Maghrib prayers, Shahriar will be laid to eternal rest next to the graves of his illustrious father famous journalist Shahidul Haque and brother famous artist Shahrukh Shahid at his ancestral village.
Shahriar wrote 30 books based on the interviews of gallantry award winning freedom fighters and other liberation war veterans and made several documentaries on the liberation war.
A preacher of interfaith harmony and liberal Sufi ideals, Shahriar was also a scholar of Sufi literature.
He also taught at Dhaka University’s mass communication and journalism department as an honorary teacher.
Shahriar was admitted to Dhaka’s Apollo Hospitals on November 14 with stomach pain and breathing problems.
He died after three days with doctors attributing his demise to a severe heart attack.
He breathed his last at about 1:50pm on Saturday at the age of 55.
Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal and Jukta Front chairman AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Sunday expressed profound shock at the death of Shahriar Shahid.
In a condolence message, the Bakalpo Dhara president Badruddoza Chowdhury recalled the contributions of Shahriar Shahid in the field of journalism and said the nation would remember him forever with gratitude.
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