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Journalist Mizanur Rahman Khan laid to rest

  • Published at 04:46 pm January 12th, 2021
Journalist Mizanur Rahman Khan janaza Press Club Focus Bangla 12.01.2021
Family members, friends, colleagues and well-wishers attend the namaz-e-janaza of Prothom Alo joint editor Mizanur Rahman Khan at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Among the attendees were Information Minister Hasan Mahmud and BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Focus Bangla

Mizanur, who had been suffering from Covid-19, passed away on Monday evening at the age of 53

Mizanur Rahman Khan, joint editor of the daily Prothom Alo, was laid to rest on Tuesday.

He was buried at Mirpur Martyred Intellectual Graveyard after Zohr prayers at around 2:15pm, reports Prothom Alo.

Earlier, his third namaz-e-janaza was held at the Jatiya Press Club at around 11am.

Later, his body was taken to the Prothom Alo office.

"Mizanur Rahman Khan was with Prothom Alo for 15 years. He was not only one of the best journalists in Prothom Alo, but one of the best in the country at present," said Motiur Rahman, the editor of the newspaper, as he paid tribute to his late colleague. 

"Mizan was a good person. He was curious about everything. He was hardworking, sincere and honest as a journalist. This is an irreparable loss for us," the Prothom Alo editor further said.

Prior to that, the first namaz-e-janaza of Mizanur Rahman was held on the Supreme Court premises at around 10am.

Justice M Enayetur Rahim, Justice Md Ruhul Quddus, Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam, Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman, Justice Khizir Ahmed Choudhury, Barriester Ruhul Kuddus, Abdul Matin Khasru, former Law Minister, Additional Attorney General SM Munir, former Additional Attorney General Murad Reza, lawyers, and journalists attended the namaz-e-janaza.

The Supreme Court Bar Association and Law Reporters Forum paid tribute to the journalist after placing floral wreaths. After that, his body was taken to the Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU), where his second janaza was held, reports UNB.


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Mizanur, who had been suffering from Covid-19, died on Monday evening at the age of 53. The noted journalist breathed his last at the Universal Medical College Hospital in the city’s Mohakhali area at around 6:05pm.

Mizanur tested positive for coronavirus on December 2 last year and he was first admitted to Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital on December 5.

He was shifted to the Universal Hospital on December 10 as his condition worsened, and he was given treatment at the ICU.

The journalist was put on life support on Saturday as his condition deteriorated further. The doctors declared him dead on Monday.

Born on October 31, 1967 in Jhalakathi’s Nalchity, Mizanur graduated from Barisal BM College.

He took up journalism as his profession in the late 80s by joining a Barisal daily.

He worked in various capacities in different media houses in his long career.

His notable books include “Sangbidhan O Tatmabadhayok Sarkar Bitorko” (constitution and the caretaker government debate) and “1971: Americar Gopon Dalil” (1971: America’s secret documents).

He earned a reputation through his interpretative reports and columns on legal issues.

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