BSS-65 Editors’ council mourns death of Golam Sarwar

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Editors’ council mourns death of Golam Sarwar

DHAKA, Aug 14, 2018 (BSS) – The Sampadak Parishad (Editors’ Council) today
expressed profound shock and sorrow at the sudden passing away of its
founding President Golam Sarwar, Editor of the daily “Samakal.”

In a message, the editors’ council said Sarwar’s demise created an
irreplaceable vacuum in Bangladesh’s journalism, especially at a moment where
his astute guidance and experienced mentorship was most needed.

He has been an untiring crusader for journalistic freedom and fighter for
the rights of journalists. He has been an active member of numerous
journalistic bodies in all of which he worked to uphold ethics of the
profession to which he devoted his whole life.

Golam Sarwar obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Bengali
Literature from the University of Dhaka. In his student life in 1962, he
started his career as a university correspondent at “The Azadi”.

Later, he worked in “The Sangbad” and “The Daily Ittefaq”. In 1999, Sarwar
became the editor of “Jugantor” and in 2005, he joined “Samakal” as its
founding editor and served as the editor at the newspaper until his death.

Sarwar was awarded the “Ekushey Padak” in 2014 for his outstanding
contribution to journalism. As chairman of the Press Institute of Bangladesh
(PIB), he was involved in improving the quality of journalism training.

Apart from journalism, Golam Sarwar was a member of the Bangladesh Film
Censor Board’s Appellate Division and had worked as a senior vice-president
of the National Press Club several times.

He also authored several books. “Sampadoker Jabanbondi”, “AumioGorol”,
“Amar Joto Kotha”, and “Swapna Beche Thak” are notable among them.

In a career spanning over five decades, Golam Sarwar has left a rich
legacy that will inspire journalists for years to come. “We convey our
sincerest condolences to his bereaved family. We pray to Almighty for
salvation of his soul,” Mahfuz Anam, Secretary General of Sampadak Parishad.

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