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Columnist Syed Abul Maksud dies

February 24, 2021 00:00:00

Journalist and noted columnist Syed Abul Maksud died in the capital on Tuesday evening. He was 74, reports UNB.

He was pronounced dead after being taken to the Squire Hospital around 7:15pm, Brac's Head of Migration Programme Shariful Hasan said.

The journalist was rushed to the hospital after he had suddenly fallen sick. He was suffering from breathing complications in the evening, he said.

Abul Maksud left behind his family members and a host of relatives to mourn his death.

The journalist, known for his critical and research works, was born on Oct 23, 1946. He was a regular contributor to the Daily Prothom Alo.

His essays on literature, society, culture and politics were much appreciated by the readers for his clear view, lucid language and simple style.

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