Maasranga Chief Editor Fahim Munaim dies at 62

Maasranga Chief Editor Fahim Munaim dies at 62


Dhaka – Syed Fahim Munaim, chief executive officer and chief editor of Maasranga Television, died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday morning. He was 62.
Fahim Munaim, also ex-managing editor of UNB, breathed his last at his Gulshan residence around 6:15am, said sources at the TV channel.

Known to his journalist colleagues as Tipu Bhai, Fahim Munaim is survived by wife Nadia Munaim, three sons — Farhan Munaim, Faraz Munaim, and Fayad Munaim– and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.
His body has been kept at the Square Hospital mortuary, and the decision about his burial will be finalised after the return of his two sons return home from the USA.
Born in July 4, 1953, Fahim Munaim worked for different media outlets, including the Daily Sangbad, the Morning Sun, news agency UNB, weekly Dhaka Courier, The Daily start and finally Maasranga Television in top posts.
Son of journalist Syed Nuruddin, Fahim Munaim had worked for the UNB as its managing editor for nearly one year in 1991. From UNB, he returned to the Daily Sangbad as its managing editor in 1992.
Later, he joined The Daily Star on June 10, 1996 as its deputy managing editor and was made managing editor on December 1 the following year. He worked for the daily in the same post before he was appointed press secretary to then chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed during the 2007-2008 caretaker government.
On November 6, 2008, Fahim Munaim was appointed ambassador to Indonesia.
He again joined The Daily Star and was made its executive editor on February 1, 2010. A month later, he joined Maasranga Television as its chief executive officer (CEO).
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, Dhaka University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique and BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir expressed deep shock at his death.
Syed Fahim Munaim was a member of the Jatiya Press Club.
Jatiya Press Club President Muhammad Shafiqur Rahman and General Secretary Kamrul Islam Chowdhury also expressed profound shock at his death.


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