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Veteran journalist Toab Khan dies

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Published: 13:27, 1 October 2022   Update: 14:40, 1 October 2022
Veteran journalist Toab Khan dies

Ekushey Padak winner veteran journalist Toab Khan has died.

He breathed his last around 12.40pm on Saturday at a hospital in the city.

He was 87 years.

Toab Khan was the editor of Dainik Bangla and News Bangla. Before joining there, he was the advisory editor of Bengali newspaper Daily Janakantha.

Sharifuzzaman Pintu, executive editor of the Dainik Bangla, confirmed the news.

The veteran journalist was born on April 24 in 1934 at Rasulpur village of Satkhira district.

He started his journalism in 1953. He joined the Dainik Sangbad in 1955 and became the news editor in 1961. He joined the Dainik Pakistan in 1964, which was renamed as the Dainik Bangla after the independence of the country in 1971.

The eminent journalist joined Bangla daily Janakantha in 1993 as the advisory editor.

During the Liberation War, he worked with Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra also.

Toab Khan was the press secretary to then Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He later served as chief information officer of Press Information Department and director general of the Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB).

He received the Ekushey Padak in 2016.