Ekushey medalist journalist Riazuddin passes away...

Ekushey medalist journalist Riazuddin passes away

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:27 PM, 25 December 2021   Updated: 03:30 PM, 25 December 2021

Ekushey Medalist journalist Riazuddin Ahmed - file photo

Ekushey Medalist journalist Riazuddin Ahmed - file photo

Ekushey Medalist senior journalist and editor of The Financial Herald, Riazuddin Ahmed passed away after being affected by COVID (Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilahi Raziun).

He breathed his last at the United Hospital in the capital on Saturday afternoon. He was 76, confirmed Ilias Khan, general secretary of the Jatiya Press Club confirmed the matter.

He said the body of Riazuddin Ahmed would be laid at the National Press Club on Sunday at 11:30 am to bestow reverence.

Riazuddin Ahmed was in the ICU of United Hospital as he was suffering from COVID.

Prior to The Financial Herald, Riazuddin Ahmed was the founder and editor of The Financial Express and The News Today. He was also the President of the National Press Club, General Secretary of the Undivided Dhaka Journalists Union and President of the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists. 

Riazuddin Ahmed was awarded the 'Ekushey Padak' in 1993 for his contribution to journalism.

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