Senior journalist Selim dies of COVID-19 in Sylhet

Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Published: 01:20, Oct 20,2020


Senior journalist Aziz Ahmed Selim died of COVID-19 in Sylhet on Sunday night. He was 67.

Sylhet Press Club ex-president Selim, also the district correspondent of state-owned Bangladesh Television and chief editor of a regional daily Uttorpurbo, breathed his last at about 8:30pm on Sunday at Combined Military Hospital, Sylhet.

He was admitted to a private hospital in Sylhet on October 7 after being infected with coronavirus and was shifted to CMH in Sylhet on October 8 as his condition deteriorated. 

Selim worked as acting editor of the daily Jughabhery. 

He was buried at the graveyard of Hazrat Shahjalal Shrine in the city after a namaz-e-janaza held at the shrine mosque after Zuhr prayers.

Selim survived by his wife, three daughters and scores of relatives and well-wishers.

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