Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – AHM Moazzem Hossain, editor of The Financial Express, is no more. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.
He breathed his last at 6:15 pm (local time) on Wednesday at Square Hospital in the capital Dhaka. He was 73.
He had been suffering from various health complications over the last few weeks. He was undergoing treatment at Square Hospital for the last few days.
Mr. Hossain left behind his wife, a son, a daughter, a host of relatives, friends and well-wishers to mourn his death.
His first namaz-e-janaza will be held at his residence at Ramna Tower, 125 Boro Moghbazar at 10:00am and second namaz-e-janaza at the National Press Club premises at 12:00 noon on Thursday.
The deceased will be buried at Azimpur Graveyard after Johr prayer on Thursday, according to his family sources.
He was the publisher of The Financial Express on behalf of the newspaper’s owning company — International Publications Limited (IPL). He was also the managing director of IPL.
The veteran journalist completed his graduation and post-graduation in Economics in 1967 and 1968 respectively from Dhaka University.
He started his career in journalism with the now defunct Bangladesh Observer as a reporter.
He also worked with The New Nation, United News of Bangladesh (UNB), The Dhaka Courier, and The Daily Star.
After completion of his post-graduation, Mr. Hossain worked with the Habib Bank Limited, Karachi, Pakistan as an officer in Training and Research Department and with the Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad, as a research official.
He was a member of the management board of the Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) from 1995 to 2001, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) — the national news agency — from 1997 to 2000.
He was the president of Economic Reporters Forum at its launch in 1992.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of the state-owned Janata Bank Limited for two consecutive terms. He was also a director of Securities Trading Company Limited, a subsidiary company of Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB). He was also an independent director of Bay Leasing & Investment Ltd.
He was an independent director of Southeast Bank Limited, a leading private commercial bank of Bangladesh.