Last respect for senior journalist Altaf, burial in Patuakhali

রবিবার, ২৪ জানুয়ারী ২০১৬
24 January 2016 Colleagues, political leaders and people from different walks of life and professions have paid their last respect to senior journalist Altaf Mahmud.

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Two Namaz-e-Janazas for him were held at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) and National Press Club on Sunday morning after he died at Bangabandhu Sehikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital.

Doctors said the 62-year old journalist had undergone surgery two days ago and kept in ICU for close watch.

His condition worsened on Saturday night and the doctors declared him dead on Sunday morning, his relative Md Masud told

The Prime Minister’s Media Affairs Adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury told that Mahmud’s body will be taken to his village home at Patuakhali’s Galachipa in the afternoon.

He will be buried beside his father after another Janaza there, Chowdhury said.

Bangla newspaper Dainik Destiny executive editor Mahmud, president of a faction of the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), started his career in journalism in the 1970s.

He had worked as the chief reporter of a weekly, ‘Saptahik Khabar’, for a long time.

The veteran journalist used to attend talk-shows in various TV channels as a political analyst.

Mahmud had been the general secretary of the undivided Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ). He also had been the president of one of the DUJ factions for five terms.

On Sunday, his body was taken to DRU from BSMMU at around 11am where his former and present colleagues paid their tribute after a Janaza.

Another funeral prayer was held afterwards at the Press Club premises, where journalists and others paid last respect to Mahmud.

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, Railways Minister Md Mazibul Hoque, Food Minister Md Qamrul Islam, daily Samakal Editor Golam Sarwar, Manabjamin Editor Motiur Rahman Chowdhury, ATN Bangla Editor-in-Chief and journalist leader Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul, among others, attended the Janazas.

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