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PIB DG Shah Alamgir dies

  • Published at 12:24 pm February 28th, 2019
Shah Alamgir Photo: Collected

He will be buried at a graveyard in Uttara Sector 12 after the completion of his janazas

Director General (DG) of Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) and senior journalist Shah Alamgir has passed away.

He died around 10:10am at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) on Thursday, said Mizan Malik, special correspondent of Daily Jugantor. 

Alamgir died at the age of 62. 

The PIB DG had been undergoing treatment for various illnesses—including diabetes and leukemia—at the hospital, since February 21. On Wednesday, he was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after his condition deteriorated, according to a press release issued by the Jatiya Press Club.

Alamgir left behind: his wife, a son, a daughter, relatives, and other well-wishers; who are mourning his death.

The first namaz-e-janaza of the journalist will be held around 1:30pm in his ancestral home at Goran, the second one at PIB around 2:30pm, the third one at the Jatiya Press Club around 3:00pm while the fourth one will be held around 4:30pm at his residence.

Later, he will be buried at a graveyard in Uttara Sector 12.

Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina, President Md Abdul Hamid and Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury have expressed their grief over his passing. 

President of the Jatiya Press Club Saiful Alam and General Secretary Farida Yasmin also condoled the death of the PIB DG.

Alamgir's career in journalism started when, as a student, he joined the weekly Kishore Bangla for children and teenagers. He worked as the Co-Editor of Kishore Bangla from 1980-84.

Later in his life, he worked for: Dainik Janata, Banglar Bani, Daily Azad, and Daily Sangbad. He was involved with the Bangla daily Prothom Alo from 1998-2001, where he also served as a joint editor.

The distinguished journalist also worked in broadcast media. Alamgir worked for: Channel I as the Chief News Editor, Ekushey Television as the Head of News, Jamuna Television as Director (News), and Maasranga Television as Head of News.

He also served as the president and general secretary of Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ).