Ekushey Padak winning journalist and editor of Dainik Bangla Toab Khan has passed away. He was 87.
He breathed his last around 12:40pm on Saturday while undergoing treatment at the United Hospital in Dhaka, Obaidul Kabir Bacchu, his younger brother, confirmed it to The Business Post.
Toab khan started his journalism career in 1953 by joining the weekly Janata. Then he joined Daily News in 1955 and became news editor of the same newspaper in 1961. After that, in 1964, he joined Daily Pakistan.
During the Liberation War, he worked at Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra.
After the war, on January 14, 1972, he took over the charge of Dainik Bangla, earlier known as Daily Pakistan, as editor.
Toab Khan was the first editor of Dainik Bangla.
However, from 1973 to 1975, he was the press secretary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He also served as Chief Information Officer and Director General of Press Institute of Bangladesh.
The veteran journalist received Ekushey Padak in 2016.
Toab khan was the advisory editor of Dainik Janakantha till October last year.
He was born on April 24, 1934, in Satkhira district and studied in Jagannath College.