Yusuf Khan passes away

He was the father of former Dhaka Tribune staff reporter Bilkis Irani

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Yusuf Khan, the father of former Dhaka Tribune staff reporter Bilkis Irani, has passed away. He was 67.

Khan, who was suffering from old age complications, had fallen ill at the family’s home at Mirbagh in Dhaka on Thursday morning. He died while being taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

He has left behind his wife, two sons, one daughter, grandchildren, relatives and many admirers.

Khan’s first namaz-e-janaza was held at the Kakrail Jame Mosque at around 1:30pm after the Zuhr prayers. He will be buried at Lakkhankhola Graveyard in Narayanganj after a second janaza after the Maghrib prayers.

Dhaka Tribune mourns the death of Irani’s father and extends profound sympathy to bereaved family members.

Dhaka Reporters' Unity, of which Irani is a permanent member, also expressed deep sorrow at the death of Khan.

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