People pay last tribute to Toab Khan
News Desk || risingbd.com
People from all walks of life paid their last tributes to Ekushey Padak winning veteran journalist and Editor of the Dainik Bangla Toab Khan at the central Shaheed Minar by placing wreaths.
On behalf of President Abdul Hamid, his Assistant Defence Secretary Lt Col Syed Md Jahangir Alam, and on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, her Assistant Defence Secretary Lt Col GM Rajib Ahmed placed floral wreaths on the coffin.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Dhaka Shahidul Islam gave guard of honour to the veteran journalist.
Earlier, the body of Toab Khan was taken to the offices of Dainik Bangla and News Bangla in the city’s Tejgaon area at 10:00 am, where his first namaz-e-janaza was held.
The body was kept at the central Shaheed Minar from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Monday (October 3) under the management of the Sammilita Sangskritik Jote.
Later, his body was kept at National Press Club from 1 pm to 1:30 pm where second namaz-e-janaza was held.
From the National Press Club, the body will be taken to the deceased’s residence in Gulshan.
Following his third namaz-e-janaza at Gulshan Azad Masjid after Asr prayers, he will be buried in Banani graveyard.
Toab Khan breathed his last on Saturday (October 1) at a city hospital at the age of 88.
Born on April 24, 1934, in Satkhira, Toab Khan made his debut as a journalist in 1955.
He was the former press secretary to the then Prime Minister and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from 1973 to 1975.
Toab Khan also served as Principal Information Officer and director general of the Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB).
The renowned journalist was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 2016.