Senior journalist and Press Institute of Bangladesh director general Shah Alamgir died on Thursday.
He was 62.
He was under treatment at the Combined Military Hospital and the end came at around 10.10AM.
Alamgir was suffering from various diseases including diabetes.
On February 21 he was admitted to the CMH after his condition deterirated.
On February 22, he was shi-fted to the incentive care unit.
Alamgir is survived by his wife, one son and one daughter.
President Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina condoled his death in separate messages sent the bereaved family.
As former president and general secretary of Dhaka Union of Journalists, Alamgir was vocal in realizing due rights of working journalist.
Alamgir’s career as working journalist began in his student days in 1980 when he joined weekly Kishore Bangla.
He served Kishore Bangla until 1984.
Subsequently he worked for Dainik Janata, Dainik Banglar Bani, Dainik Azad and Dainik Sangbad.
He was joint editor of Prothom Alo from November 1998 to September 2001.
He was chief news editor of Channel I, head of news of Ekushey TV, director news at Jamuna Television and head of news of Maasranga.
Alamgir’s first namaj-e-janaja was held at Goran near his residence after the Zuhr prayer. His body was taken to kept at the PIB where his 2nd namaj-e-janaja was held.
Later, his 3rd janaja was held at National Press Club attended by colleagues as well as information minister Hasan Mahmud, Awami League organizing secretary Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, parliamentary standing committee chairman Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, information secretary Abdul Malek, BSS managing director and chief editor Abul Kalam Azad and prime minister’s former media adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury.
Wreaths were laid on his body on behalf of National Press Club, Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists, DUJ and Dhaka Reporters Unity.
Alamgir was buried at Uttara Graveyard after his 4th namaj-e-janaza.
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