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Journalist union leader M Shahjahan Miah passes away

A veteran journalist and trade union leader and former Chief News Editor of National News Agency- Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) M Shahjahan Miah died of old-age complications at his Rampura residence in the capital on Wednesday night.

He was 82.

He left behind wife, a daughter, two sons and a large number of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.

The family sources said they are yet to decide his burial place.

Miah, who hailed from Munshiganj district, was recently treated for various ailments at a hospital in the city.

His namaz-e-janaza will be held at 2pm at Jatiya Press Club.

BFUJ former president and Daily Observer editor Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of M Shahjahan Miah.

Meanwhile, Jatiya Press Club President Farida Yasmin and General Secretary Shyamal Dutta expressed deep shock and condolence to the bereaved family.

BSS board of directors Chairman Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique and Managing Director and Chief Editor Abul Kalam Azad and BSS journalists, officers and employees mourn his death and expressed deep condolence to the bereaved family.

They also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

Miah, a valiant freedom fighter and former President of undivided Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) and former Secretary General of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), also served as Minister (Press) at the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington.