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Rich tributes paid to ex-BFUJ president Altaf Mahmud

Prime Minister's Media Advisor Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury today recalled the contribution of late journalist Altaf Mahmood to the welfare of his community members and said journalists would remember him for long.

Chowdhury said Altaf had never compromised on the questions of secularism, protecting rights of the journalists and the ideal of war of liberation.

He was speaking at a memorial meeting on Altaf Mahmud as the chief guest at Sagor-Runi auditorium in Segunbaghicha in the city.

Speaking on the occasion, the other speakers paid rich tributes to late Altaf Mahmud, terming him as an honest and sincere journalist leader.

He (Altaf), they said, had always stood beside the members of the journalist community in time of their need.

The memorial meeting was organized by the Dhaka Reporters' Unity (DRU) to pay respect to former president of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) Altaf Mahmood, who died at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on January 24 last. DRU president Jamal Uddin chaired the meeting.

General Secretary of DRU Razu Ahmed conducted the memorial meeting, while BFUJ president Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul, secretary general Omar Faruque and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) general secretary Sohel Haider Chowdhury, BFUJ joint secretary general Amya Ghatak Pulak, former DRU presidents Shahed Chowdhury and Mostak Ahmed, ex-organising secretary of DRU Mahmudur Rahman Khokon, DRU joint secretary Sajjad Hossain, organizing secretary Sheikh Jamal, treasurer Kamruzzaman Kajol and member Sheikh Mahmood A Ryat spoke.

BFUJ president Bulbul highlighted different aspects of life and works of Altaf Mahmood and said he (Altaf) had always fought for protecting the interests of the journalists.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)