DHAKA, Jan 12, 2021 (BSS) – Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said eminent journalist, writer and researcher Mizanur Rahman Khan will live forever through his research works on various issues, including constitution, law and human rights.
The minister made the comment before paying placing wreath on the coffin of journalist Mizanur Rahman Khan at Jatiya Press Club (JPC) in the capital.
Later, Hasan took part in the Namaz-e-Janaza of Mizanur Rahman.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, JPC president Farida Yeasmin, former president Saiful Alam, general secretary Ilias Khan, Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) president Mursalin Nomani, DRU general secretary and Mizanur’s younger brother Mashiur Rahman Khan, another younger brother Siddiqur Rahman, the daily Prothom Alo managing editor Sajjad Sharif and assistant editor Anisul Haque, among others, took part in the janaza.
Terming the journalists of the country ‘brave persons’, Hasan said many journalists died due to coronavirus while hundreds more have been infected with the virus. “But I didn’t see them to get scared while discharging duties. Mizanur Rahman Khan also worked and made reports until his death. And he will live forever through his works,” he added.
During his speech, the minister became emotional.
Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary, said, “Earlier, his (Mizanur) son was crying. I couldn’t bear with crying. I pay – may Mizanur’s dream regarding his children come true. We will assist them through welfare trust. We will assist them, if needed.”
The minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.