Journalist Nurul Huda passes away

Dhaka, March 22 – Former special correspondent of the state-owned news agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) Nurul Huda passed away at his residence in the city’s Mirpur journalists’ residential area on Sunday afternoon. He was 72. He left behind his wife, three daughters and a host of relatives and colleagues to mourn his death.
Huda was suffering from kidney ailments for a long time, said family sources. He was the president of the Bangladesh Journalists Housing Cooperative Society.
He served the Jatiya Press Club in different capacities, including senior vice president.
Born at Bikrampur in Munshiganj district, Huda made his debut in journalism on completion of his graduation in English from Dhaka University in the early 1970s by joining the (now defunct) Bangladesh Observer.
Later, he worked at different newspapers including The New Nation and The Independent. He was also associated with Panos Feature Service, London for some time
Nurul Huda was laid to eternal rest at the Banani graveyard in the capital.
He was buried at the Banani graveyard after Maghrib prayers following his namaz-e-janaza in Mirpur journalists’ residential area.
National Press Club president Farida Yasmeen and general secretary Elias Khan in a joint statement on Sunday condoled the death of Nurul Huda and sympathised with the members of his bereaved family.
The Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) on Sunday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of senior journalist and former member of DCAB Nurul Huda.
Huda passed away at his Mirpur residence around noon. He was 72.
In a condolence message, DCAB President Pantho Rahaman and General Secretary AKM Moinuddin conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members and sought eternal peace of the departed soul.