Monday, June 29th, 2020

Noted journalist Mozammel Huq dies of coronavirus

Published 10:18 pm | June 29, 2020

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Online Desk : Weekly Ajker Surjodoy chief editor and freedom fighter Khondaker Mozammel Huq died at a city hospital on Monday (Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajiun). He was 70.
Mozammel Huq, also a member of the Jatiya Press Club (JPC), breathed his last at about 4pm at AMZ Hospital in Badda.

The columnist was admitted to the hospital on Sunday with coronavirus symptoms. Meanwhile, the JPC in a statement expressed profound shock at the death of Khondaker Mozammel Huq, better known as Gedu chacha, and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

He was born at Haripur village in Chhagalnaiya upazila of Feni on February 18, 1950. Mozammel Huq had been involved in student politics and cultural activities during his student life.

After the independence, he had published the weekly and was its editor till death. His column ‘Gedu Chachar Khola Chithiearned wide acclaim.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of eminent journalist, former Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader and valiant Freedom Fighter Khandker Mozammel Huq.

In a condolence message, she recalled the contribution of Mozammel Huq with gratitude in the field of journalism.The Prime Minister prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family.

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