First janaza of Toab Khan held at his workplace
DHAKA, Oct 3, 2022 (BSS) - The first namaz-e-janaza of Ekushey Padak winning veteran journalist Toab Khan was held today at his workplace Dainik Bangla and News Bangla in the city's Tejgaon area at 10 am.
Then the body was taken to Central Shaheed Minar and kept there from 11am to 12pm under the management of the Sammilita Sangskritik Jote.
People from all strata paid their last tributes to the veteran journalist.
Then the body was kept at the National Press Club (JPC) from 1 pm to 1.30 pm and the second namaz-e-janaza was held there.
From the National Press Club, the body will be taken to the deceased's residence in Gulshan, before his third namaz-e-janaza at Gulshan Azad Masjid in the city after Asr prayers.
He will be laid to eternal rest at Banani graveyard, family sources said.
Toab Khan breathed his last on Saturday at a city hospital at the age of 87.
Born on April 24, 1934, in Satkhira, Toab Khan made his debut as a journalist in 1955.
He was the former press secretary to the then Prime Minister and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from 1973 to 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. This year, he joined as the editor of Dainik Bangla, being published under a new shape and management, and News Bangla.
The renowned journalist of the country was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 2016 and selected honorary fellow of Bangla Academy in the same year.