Md Azharul Islam, head of Editing Assistant Department at Bangladesh Pratidin, died of cancer at a hospital in the capital on Thursday night. He was 60.
Azharul Islam breathed his last at Sir Salimullah Medical College and Hospital (Midford Hospital) at around 10:00 pm while undergoing treatment.
He is survived by his wife, three sons and a host of well wishers to mourn his death.
Bangladesh Pratidin editor Naeem Nizam, executive editor Pir Habibur Rahman expressed deep shock at the death of Azharul Islam.