01 Oct 2022, 17:31
Update : 01 Oct 2022, 18:12

Condolences pour in over death of veteran journalist Toab Khan

DHAKA, Oct 1, 2022 (BSS) - Tributes and condolences continue to pour in for Ekushey Padak winning veteran journalist and editor of the Dainik Bangla Toab Khan who passed away this afternoon at the age of 87.

Immediately after his demise, people from all walks of life as well as different political parties and leaders expressed their shock and conveyed condolences.

A number of cabinet members expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Toab Khan.

Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Md Shamsul Haque Tuku, Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Haque, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam, State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid, State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for Water Resources Zahid Faruk, deputy minister for Water Resources Enamul Haque Shamim, Chairman of Standing Committee on Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry and Awami League (AL)'s Finance and Planning Secretary Waseqa Ayesha Khan mourned his death in separate condolence messages.

Toab khan breathed his last at 12.30pm while undergoing treatment at United Hospital here, said Harun Al Rashid, special correspondent of the Dainik Bangla.

Earlier, Toab Khan was admitted to the hospital due to old age complications, he said.

Born on April 24, 1934 in Satkhira, the eminent journalist debuted his journalism career in 1955.

He was the former press secretary to the then Prime Minister and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman between 1973 and 1975.

Toab Khan also served as Principal Information Officer and director general of the Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB).

He was the advisory editor of Daily Janakantha till last October from its inception.

Later, he joined as the editor of Dainik Bangla after it was published under a new shape and management.





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