President mourns death of noted journalist, writer Rahat Khan

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DHAKA, Aug 28, 2020 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid today expressed
profound shock and sorrow at the death of country’s eminent
journalist, novelist and former editor of The Daily Ittefaq Rahat
Khan.

In a condolence message, the President said being a journalist
Rahat Khan contributed a lot to the practice of freethinking and
advancement of the society.

“His (Rahat Khan) death is really irreparable loss to the arena of
journalism and literature as well,” Abdul Hamid added.

Former chairman of the board of directors of the state-run national
news agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), the Ekushy award
winning journalist breathed his last at 8:30pm at his city residence
due to old age complications.

Earlier, he underwent treatment with multiple health complications,
including heart disease, kidney, diabetes and other problems in July
last. He was 79.

The head of the state prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul
and conveyed sympathy to bereaved family.