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Samakal Editor Golam Sarwar dies at 75

WT24 Desk

Golam Sarwar, Editor of Bangla daily Samakal, passed away on Monday night. He was 75, Agencies report.

The veteran journalist, who had long been suffering from various dieses, breathed his last around 9:25 pm (BST) while undergoing treatment at Singapore General Hospital, said Samakal City Editor Shahed Chowdhury.

Sarwar, also the president of Editors’ Council, was put on life support around 5:30pm today as his health condition deteriorated.

He is survived by wife, two sons, one daughter and a host of relatives and followers to mourn his death. The senior journalist was admitted to Labaid Hospital here on July 29 with pneumonia.

He was airlifted to Singapore on August 3 and admitted to the Singapore General Hospital the following day. Sarwar was suffering from pneumonia, lung, kidney and some other problems.

Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at his death.

With Sarwar’s demise, the country lost two veteran editors this month as The Financial Express Editor, AHM Moazzem Hossain, died on August 1 at the age of 73.

Journalist Golam Sarwar was born on April 1, 1943 at Banaripara in Barisal.

Golam Sarwar, who also served as chairman of the board of directors of Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB), obtained his Master’s degree in Bangla literature with honours from Dhaka University. He started his career as a journalist in 1963.

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