Police found him inside a room above his music school
Shafiul Alam Raza, 50, the chief correspondent for online news portal Priyo.com was found dead at his Pallabi residence on Sunday afternoon.
According to Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Pallabi police station, said Shafiul had a music school on the ground floor of a building in Pallabi, and a room for him to rest upstairs.
The police officer said the landlord contacted the police in the afternoon when there was no response. After arriving, the police broke down the door and found Shafiul dead.
Shafiul had previously worked in the Dainik Jugantor and several other media outlets. His reporting had won him numerous awards and accolades both domestic and international.
He was also popularly known as a Bhawaiya singer, having song on Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television on multiple occasions.
He is survived by his wife, one son and one daughter and a host of relatives and admirers.
His body was taken to Dhaka Reporters’ Unity where he once served as cultural affairs secretary. Shafiul will be buried at his family graveyard at Chilmari, Kurigram on Monday.