Fakhruddin was undergoing treatment at the capital’s Kurmitola General Hospital
Senior Journalist AUM Fakhruddin has died of Covid-19 in Dhaka.
75-year-old Fakhruddin, also a senior member of the Jatiya Press Club, breathed his last at the capital’s Kurmitola General Hospital around 8pm on Saturday.
He had been undergoing treatment at the ICU of the hospital, said a press release.
The journalist left behind his wife, one son, one daughter, and a host of relatives to mourn his death.
AUM Fakhruddin worked at Bangladesh Times, The Independent, The Telegraph, Weekly Holiday, and several other newspapers.
His namaz-e-janaza was held at Paradise Point in Dhanmondi around 11am on Sunday.
Jatiya Press Club President Saiful Alam and General Secretary Farida Yasmin also expressed deep shock at the demise of Fakhruddin.