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Veteran journalist Sayed Kamaluddin no more

Veteran journalist Sayed Kamaluddin, editor of the weekly Holiday, has passed away at a city hospital. He was 85.

“My father breathed his last at about 2:30 pm at Evercare Hospital on Tuesday. He was suffering from kidney-related complications,” his son Talat Kamal told the media.

Kamal served as the former press minister of Bangladesh in Washington, DC. He began his career with the Daily Azad in 1961. Till the closure of the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review in 2004, he worked there as Dhaka correspondent and freelance writer.

After returning from Washington in 2004, he wrote for the Financial Express, the New Age, the Holiday, and the Economic and Business Review of Dawn, Pakistan.

Kamal joined the BBC World Service as a Dhaka correspondent in 1974 before joining Agence France-Presse, the French news agency.

He also worked as a correspondent for The Financial Times, London, the Economist, London, and the Economist Intelligence Unit in addition to the FEER job.

Kamal also worked for the AFP, Iranian Radio and Television, and the Voice of America in Hong Kong.