Hasanuzzaman Khan, JPC’s last remaining founder, is no more

Hasanuzzaman Khan, JPC’s last remaining founder, is no more

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Hasanuzzaman Khan, life member of Jatiya Press Club, Dhaka, is dead. The last surviving founder member of the club, the centre of democratic movements in Bangladesh, Khan breathed his last at the Heart Institute Hospital at about 4 pm on Monday. He was 90.
Hasanuzzaman Khan has left behind his wife, two son s and a daughter. His body was kept at the Bangabandhu Medical College Hospital mortuary at night and was brought to the Press Club where the Namaj-e-Janaza was held after the Zohr prayer on Tuesday. He was buried at the Intellectuals’ graveyard, Mirpur.Born on 5 September 1926 at village Kalatia in Keraniganj, Khan hailed from Muljan village in Manikganj. He started his career as a journalist at the Daily Azad (now defunct) in Kolkata in 1945.
An unassuming, soft, learned, witty and friendly man Hasanuzzaman Khan was a teacher and guide to a number luminaries in the profession of journalism in Bangladesh. His death marks the end of an era in Bangladesh journalism.
After rendering his services to the Daily Azad, Hasanuzzaman Khan, served many newspapers and news agencies including the Swadhinata, the Bangladesh Observer, the Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha, the Bangabarta, The New Nation, the Bangladesh Today and the Financial Express during his long career that spanned six decades.
A former advisory editor, managing editor, and chief news editor of BSS, Hasanuzzaman Khan was a resource person of the Press Institute of Bangladesh. A forerunner of science journalism in Bangladesh he wrote columns for many newspapers during his long career. He edited a sepcialised book ‘Agriculture in Bangladesh’. He was a general secretary of the Jatiya Press Club.
Hasanuzzaman Khan was awarded the Ekushey Padak in recognition of his services to journalism.
Kamaluddin Sabuj, president, Syed Abdal Ahmed, general secretary of the Jatiya Press Club in a joint statement have condoled the death of Hasanuzzaman Khan and sympathised with the members of his bereaved family. They recalled the contribution of Hasanuzzaman Khan to journalism, the establishment of the Jatiya Press Club and it’s functioning and said he was an institution. – Staff Reporter

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