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Veteran journalist Rashid Un Nabi passes away

  • Published at 11:54 pm July 8th, 2020
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The senior journalist was suffering from pancreatic cancer since April last year

Veteran journalist AKM Rashid Un Nabi alias Babu died at a hospital in Dhaka on Wednesday night. He was 64.

He died around 8:35pm while undergoing treatment at BRB Hospital, said his daughter Farah Anika Aunanaya, reports UNB.

Aunanaya said her father had been suffering from pancreatic cancer since April last year and also received treatment from Indian hospitals but his physical conditions never improved.

After returning home, he was admitted to BRB Hospital four times as his condition worsened and his kidney, liver and lung failed.

Rashid Un Nabi was a member of Jatiya Press Club and Dhaka Union of Journalists.

The senior journalist was born on March 12, 1956, in Bogra.

In his 45-year career, he worked at different media houses in different capacity including Dainikbangla, Daily Banglar Bani, Desh Bangla, Ajker Kagoj, Ittefaq, Samakal, Amar Desh, Jugantor, NTV, Channel One, Inqilab, and Weekly Purnima.

He was the former editor of Daily Samakal. He held the position of editor at daily Amar Din before his passing.

Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists President Ruhul Amin Gazi and Secretary General M Abdullah, DUJ President Kader Gani Chowdhury, General Secretary Shahidul Islam, and National Press Club President Saiful Alam and General Secretary Farida Yasmin expressed deep condolences.

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and acting chairperson Tarek Rahman also expressed their condolences.

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