Senior journalist Zaglul Ahmed Chowdhury was killed in a road accident in the capital’s Karwan Bazar area last night. He was 69. Police said the accident happened around 8:05pm. Zaglul was about to get off a bus at Karwan Bazar intersection. The bus was heading towards Farmgate from Bangla Motor.
As he was getting off the bus began to move and Zaglul hit his against the closing door and fell on to the road.
Three pedestrians took him to nearby Mohona Clinic. As there was no physician in the emergency unit he was rushed to Comfort Hospital at Green Road where doctors declared him dead around 8:30pm
Bhorer Kagoj Editor Shyamal Datta said Zaglul was supposed attend a talk-show with him at 8:30pm at ATN Bangla.
His body has been kept at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) mortuary.
He leaves behind his wife, one son and one daughter to mourn his death.
Zaglul Ahmed Chowdhury was the advisor editor of Financial Express until his death. He had been living in the capital’s Banani with family members. His daughter lives in the US while his son works at a private telecommunication company.
This veteran journalist hailed from Piam village under Madhabpur upazila in Habiganj district. His father Nasiruddin Chowdhury was the law minister of Juktofront government.
Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the sad demise of the noted journalist.