Freedom Fighter, journalist Mahtab Uddin passes away

:: Peoples Time Online ::

Freedom Fighter and eminent journalist Mahtab Uddin passed away this morning in Dhaka. He was 80.

He left behind his wife, two sons, four daughters and host of relatives
and well-wishers to mourn his death.

According to his family sources, Mahtab had been suffering from heart
diseases for a long time and he was brought to Dhaka.

He breathed his last around 7:45am soon after complaining of chest pain
at his son’s house in the capital’s Dhanmondi area.

He led several groups of freedom fighters and guerrilla warfare. After
the liberation, he dedicated his life researching on the Liberation War and
in providing support to the poor freedom fighters.

In 90’s, he worked as the founder editor of weekly Gono Khobor that
published untold stories of the war heroes. He also established Muktijuddho
Charcha Kendra and authored research journals and books on Liberation war.

He led many social movements in Rajshahi including the movement for
bringing natural gas supply to Rajshahi city. In recent times, he worked as
the editor of a local daily Dainik Lal Golap. He was also a former president
of Metropolitan Press Club.

Peoples Time/HG

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