DHAKA, Jan 12, 2021 (BSS) – The first namaz-e-janaza of joint editor of daily Bengali newspaper Prothom Alo Mizanur Rahman Khan was held on the premises of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) at 10 am today.
Supreme Court judges, lawyers and journalists took part in the janaza.
After janaza, the SCBA and the Law Reporters Forum (LRF), the apex body of journalists covering law, court and constitution bit, paid tributes to Mizanur Rahman Khan by placing wreaths on his coffin.
Mashiur Rahman Khan, younger brother of the deceased, told BSS that his brother’s second and third namaz-e-janaza will be held on the premises of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) and National Press Club.
Later, his body will be taken in front of Prothom Alo office in Karwan Bazar.
Khan will be buried at the Martyred Intellectual Graveyard in capital’s Mirpur area, said Mashiur.
Noted journalist Khan passed away at the age of 53 yesterday while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the city.
Earlier, he tested positive for coronavirus on November 27 last.
On December 10, he was shifted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the Universal Medical College Hospital after his condition deteriorated.
On Saturday, Khan was put on life support as his condition further deteriorated.
People from all walks of life, different professionals, organizations and political parties have expressed deep grief at the death of Khan.
He was a pioneer in the field of journalism on law for three long decades.
He authored several books including the constitution and the caretaker government debate, the nature of the political crisis in Bangladesh, the 1971 secret US documents and the assassination of Bangabandhu in US documents.
Khan worked as Jugantar’s special correspondent and was its assistant editor from 1999 to 2004.
He later joined Samakal as a deputy editor.
Khan debuted his journey in Prothom Alo on November 1, 2005.
His two brothers Siddiqur Rahman Khan and Moshiur Rahman Khan are also journalists by profession.