PIB DG Shah Alamgir dies

United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Published: 11:34, Feb 28,2019


UNB photo of Shah Alamgir

Press Institute of Bangladesh Director General Shah Alamgir passed away at Combined Military Hospital on Thursday. He was 62.

The distinguished journalist breathed his last around 10:10 am at CMH, said Mizan Malik, special correspondent of Daily Jugantor.

He was undergoing treatment for various diseases including diabetic at the hospital since February 21 and later on Wednesday he was shifted to the ICU following deterioration of his condition.

He left behind his wife, a son, a daughter and hosts of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.

Alamgir's journalism career started from his student life through joining the first child-teen weekly Kishore Bangla. He worked as co-editor here from 1980 to 1984.

Then he worked with Dainik Janata, Banglar Bani, Daily Azad and Daily Sangbad. He was involved with Bangla daily Prothom Alo from November 1, 1998 to September 2001, he served as joint editor.

Then he started working on television media. After that, he worked Channel I as Chief News Editor, Ekushey Television as Head of News, Jamuna Television as Director (News), and Maasranga Television as Head of the news.

Along with journalism Alamgir served as president and general secretary of Dhaka Union of Journalists.

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