Journalist Roushanuzzaman dies

Staff Correspondent | Published: 19:24, Apr 08,2020 | Updated: 01:23, Apr 09,2020


A New Age file photo of Roushanuzzaman

Journalist Roushanuzzaman died of old age complications at his Uttara residence in Dhaka on Wednesday. He was 70.

In his long career spanning over four decades, Roushanuzzaman worked with several local and international media outlets.

He is survived by his widow, a son and three daughters.

He will be buried today at the Uttara sector 4 graveyard after namaj-e-janaza at the sector 7 mosque at 10:00am, Roushanuzzaman’s younger sister Rosy Akhter said.

Born on October 10, 1949 in Rajbari, Roushanuzzaman started journalism as a campus correspondent of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha while studying at Dhaka University’s history department.

After his post-graduation, Roushan joined BSS as a staff correspondent. He took training from the Thompson Foundation.  He worked for the British newspaper the Telegraph, the French news agency AFP and Gemini Feature Service. 

He was worked for United News of Bangladesh, Dhaka Courier, the Financial Express and the Holiday. He went on retirement in December 2017 from the New Age as its associate editor. The National Press Club in a press release expressed condolence at the death of the senior journalist.

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