April 19, 2021, 12:03 pm
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Journalist Mizanur Rahman Khan laid to rest

Eminent journalist and Joint Editor of Prothom was laid to rest at Mirpur Martyred Intellectual Graveyard in the capital.

He was buried at 2:15pm today after his final or third Namaz-e-Janaza on the National Press Club premises.

The ambulance carrying body of Mizanur Rahman Khan reached the graveyard at 1:30pm. His wife, children, family members, relatives, colleagues, friends, journalists and well-wishers were present during the burial.
Information minister Hasan Mahmud, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, and other political leaders, journalist leaders and people from different walks of life attended the janaza.

Before the janaza, Hasan Mahmud said Mizanur Rahman will be remembered for his writings on legal issues, the constitution and human rights.

Earlier, colleagues paid their last respects to him at Daily Prothom Alo office at Karwan Bazar on Tuesday afternoon.

The first namaz-e-janaza of Mizanur Rahman was held on the Supreme Court premises around 10:00am.

Justice M Enayetur Rahim, justice Md Ruhul Quddus, justice Mustafa Zaman Islam, justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman, justice Khizir Ahmed Choudhury, barrister Ruhul Kuddus, former law minister Abdul Matin Khasru, additional attorney general SM Munir, former additional attorney general Murad Reza, lawyers and journalists attended the namaz-e-janaza.

The Supreme Court Bar Association and Law Reporters Forum paid tribute to the journalist with floral wreaths. After that, the body was taken to the Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) where his second janaza was held.
The second namaz-e-janaza of Mizanur Rahman Khan was held on the premises of Dhaka Reporters’ Unity today.

Mizanur had been suffering from COVID-19.

The renowned journalist breathed his last at Universal Medical College Hospital in the capital around 6:05pm yesterday. He died at the age of 53.

Mizanur tested positive for coronavirus on December 2 last year. He was first admitted to Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital on December 5.

He was shifted to the Universal Hospital on December 10 because as his condition deteriorated and given treatment at the ICU.

The journalist was put on life support on Saturday as his condition worsened further and the physicians pronounced him dead on Monday.

He was born in Nalchity of Jhalakathi on October 31, 1967. Mizanur did his graduation from Barishal BM College. He started his journalism career in late 80s by joining a Barishal daily.

In his long career, he worked in different newspapers.

Notable books of Mizanur are: Sangbidhan O Tatyabadhayok Sarkar Bitorko (Constitution and the Caretaker Government Debate), Bangladesher Rajnoitik Sangkater Swarup (The True Face of Political Crisis in Bangladesh) and 1971: Americar Gopon Dalil (1971: America’s Secret Documents).

He earned fame through his interpretative reports and columns on legal issues.

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