Contribution of journo Altaf Mahmood recalled

DHAKA, Jan 24, 2017 (BSS)-Speakers today recalled the contribution of late journalist Altaf Mahmood to the welfare of his community members and said journalists would remember him for long.

They said Altaf had never compromised on the questions of secularism and protecting rights of the journalists.

The speakers made the observation at a memorial meeting of the first death anniversary of late journalist leader Altaf Mahmood.

They also said Altaf Mahmood was an honest and brave leader who devoted his life for the welfare of journalists and raising their demand.

Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) organized the meeting at the auditorium of Jatiya Press Club (JPC) here.

Presided over by BFUJ President Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul, the meeting was also addressed, among others, by the daily Somokal Editor Golam Sorwar, BFUJ Secretary General Omar Faruque, JPC General Secretary Farida Yasmin, BFUJ treasurer Madhusudan Mandol, DUJ President Saban Mahmud, General Secretary Sohel Hayder Chowdhury and late Altaf's daughter Airin Mahmud.

Altaf Mahmood served as president and secretary general for BFUJ and DUJ for different periods.

Mahmood, whose career in journalism commenced in the 1970s, worked as chief reporter of the weekly 'Saptahik Khabar' for a long time.

The veteran journalist was a regular participant, as a political analyst, on talk shows on Dhaka-based TV channels.

He died on this day last year at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)