Noted journalist Toab Khan to be buried at Banani graveyard tomorrow

Publish: 9:06 PM, October 2, 2022 | Update: 9:06 PM, October 2, 2022

Ekushey Padak winning veteran journalist and Editor of the Dainik Bangla Toab Khan will be laid to eternal rest at Banani graveyard in the city after Asr prayers tomorrow.

Following his third namaz-e-janaza at Gulshan Azad Masjid after Asr prayers, he will be buried in Banani graveyard, Toab Khan’s younger brother Obaidul Kabir told BSS today.

Earlier, the body of Toab Khan will be taken to the offices of Dainik Bangla and News Bangla in the city’s Tejgaon area at 10 am, where his first namaz-e-janaza will be held.

Then the body will be taken to and kept at the Central Shaheed Minar from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm under the management of the Sammilita Sangskritik Jote so that people from all strata can pay their last tributes to the veteran journalist.

Then the body will be taken to and kept at the National Press Club (JPC) from 1 pm to 1.30 pm and the second namaz-e-janaza will be held there.

From the National Press Club, the body will be taken to the deceased’s residence in Gulshan before his third namaz-e-janaza at Gulshan Azad Masjid.

Toab Khan breathed his last on Saturday at a city hospital at the age of 87.

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).

He was the advisory editor of Daily Janakantha till last October from its inception.

This year, he joined as the editor of Dainik Bangla, being published under a new shape and management, and News Bangla.

The renowned journalist of the country was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 2016 and selected honorary fellow of Bangla Academy in the same year.