Ekushey Padak-winning journalist Toab Khan dies

Toab Khan, the editor of Dainik Bangla and Ekushey Padak-winning journalist, has passed away (Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji’un).

He breathed his last at a hospital in the capital on Saturday afternoon.

Veteran journalist Toab Khan was the first editor of Dainik Bangla, which changed from Dainik Pakistan after the Independence of the country.

Toab Khan, who came to journalism in 1953, was the press secretary of Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman after the Independence of Bangladesh. He was the advisory editor of Daily Janakantha.

Toab Khan conferred with the Ekushey Padak in 2016, his journalistic life is chalked up in 1953 through the weekly Janata. He joined Dainik Sangbad in 1955. In 1961, he became the news editor of Dainik Sangbad. Then he joined Dainik Pakistan in 1964.

On January 14, 1972, he took over as editor of Dainik Bangla. From 1973 to 1975, Toab Khan served as the press secretary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He also served as the country’s Chief Information Officer and Director General of the Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB).

During the Great Liberation War, Toab Khan played the role of a sound soldier in Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra. At that time, the program named ‘Pindir Pralap’ was aired regularly with his unique presentation.

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