Dhaka, Bangladesh
Journalist Anis Ahmed dead

Journalist Anis Ahmed dead

Executive Editor of the Daily Observer and former bureau chief of Reuters news agency Anis Ahmed died of a cardiac arrest at his residence at Dhanmondi in the city on Monday. He was 64, reports BSS. Ahmed left behind his wife, a daughter, a son, a host of relatives and admirers to mourn his death. He made his debut in the profession in early 1970s joining national news agency BSS as a sub-editor and then was recruited by the Reuters while he subsequently became its bureau chief in Dhaka. His last work place was the Observer while he attended the office even yesterday. On retirement from Reuters he joined the Daily Star and worked for the Asian Age as its editor. His first namaj-e-janaja was held at the National Press Club after zohr prayers drawing a huge number of his colleagues and admirers including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's media affairs adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury. Press Club president Muhammad Shafiqur Rahman and general secretary Farida Yasmin expressed deep shock at the death of the senior journalist.

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