Lohani made great contributions to the Language Movement, liberation struggle and the Liberation War, the president says
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have mourned the death of veteran journalist Kamal Lohani.
The president expressed deep shock over the death of the eminent journalist and cultural personality on Saturday, reports UNB.
In a condolence message, the president said, "Apart from journalism, Kamal Lohani made great contributions to our great Language Movement, liberation struggle and the Liberation War.”
The country has lost a great journalist and cultural figure and his death is an irreparable loss to the cultural arena of the country, he added.
The president also prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
The prime minister said the country lost a progressive personality and a great fighter of secular spirit at the death of Kamal
"We have lost a progressive personality and a great fighter of secular spirit," she said while expressing profound shock and sorrow at the death of Kamal Lohani.
In a condolence message, the prime minister said that Kamal Lohani played a pioneering role in the Language Movement, and the struggle for independence.
He was the leading personality in establishing ideals of independence and spirit of secularism and flourishing local culture as a man of ideals and talent.
She prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family.