Journalist Faruk Quazi laid to eternal rest
DHAKA, July 3, 2020 (BSS) – Noted journalist Faruk Quazi was laid to eternal rest at Reyerbazar martyred intellectual graveyard this afternoon, hours after he breathed his last while asleep at his Elephant Road residence in the capital. He was 71.
“He passed away at his residence while he was asleep,” a family member told BSS where he served for several years during his long career.
His namaz-e-janaza was held after Jumma prayers at Elephant Road’s Katabon Mosque.
Faruk made his debut in the profession as a reporter in now defunct Banglar Bani newspaper and later was recruited by state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). He subsequently worked as well for the private UNB news agency and the Bangladesh Observer.
He also served as the Prime Minister’s deputy press secretary and press minister at Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi in late 1990s.
Born in a respected political family in Kushtia, Faruk had earned an extra repute as a court reporter and was a founder and president of Law Reporters Forum.