Vol. 5 Num 613 Sat. February 18, 2006  
Front Page

Journalist AZM Haider passes away

Veteran journalist and columnist AZM Haider died of old age ailments at the city's Central Hospital at 6:15pm yesterday. He was 71.

Haider had been on artificial life support at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital since his admission on February 3.

He left behind his wife, one son, two daughters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his death.

His first namaz-e-janaza will be held on the premises of the Jatiya Press Club at 11:00am today, while the second Janaza will be held at Baitul Aman Jam-e-Mosque at Dhanmondi after Zohr prayers. He will be buried at Azimpur graveyard.

Qulkhwani of Haider will be held at his house no 24, Road no 7, Dhanmondi on Monday after Maghrib prayers.

On completion of his study in journalism at Lahore University in Pakistan, Haider started his career as a journalist of PPI and then joined Pakistan Television.

He was also a part-time teacher of Mass Communication and Journalism Department of Dhaka University.

After liberation, he served the Eastern News Agency (ENA) as its executive editor. He was also the editor of the Morning Sun, the United News of Bangladesh (UNB) and the New Nation. He also served the Bangladesh Observer as its literary editor.