Moon Desk : Ekushey Padak winning veteran journalist and Dainik Bangla Editor Toab Khan died on Saturday afternoon. He was 87.
He breathed his last around 12:30 pm while undergoing treatment at a hospital in capital Dhaka.
He had long been suffering from various old age complications.
Dainik Bangla executive editor Sharifuzzaman Pintu confirmed the matter to Jago News.
BSS adds: Born on April 24, 1934 in Satkhira, the eminent journalist debuted his journalism career in 1955.
He was the former press secretary to the then Prime Minister and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman between 1973 and 1975.
Toab Khan also served as the chief information officer and director general of the Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB).
He was the advisory editor of Daily Janakantha till last October from its inception. Later, he joined as the editor of Dainik Bangla after it was published under a new shape and management.