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Language movement veteran Sayeed Uddin passes away

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Language movement veteran Sayeed Uddin Ahmed. Photo: STAR
Language movement veteran Sayeed Uddin Ahmed. Photo: STAR

Language movement veteran Sayeed Uddin Ahmed passed away due to old age complexity at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) early today. He was 84.

He breathed his last around 3:00am six days after he had been admitted at Incentive Care Unit (ICU) at RMCH, Robi Uddin Ahmed Shahin, a son of the language hero, told The Daily Star.

Ahmed was one of the founder members of first Shaheed Minar established on New Hostel premises in Rajshahi Government College in 1952, claimed Ruhul Amin Pramanik, president of Rajshahi Writers' Association, reports our Rajshahi correspondent.

He left behind his three sons, one daughter and innumerable fans and well-wishers to mourn his death.

He will be buried at Hetomkhan graveyard following his namaj-e-janaza after Johr prayers at Shaheb Bazar Boro Masjid.

Born on October 22, 1931, Ahmed took part in the language movement of 1952 when he was student of Rajshahi Government College.

He worked as a journalist of then Dainik Purbodesh published from Calcutta, Ittefaq, Ittehad, Dainik Sangbad, Daily People and Morning post.

He was also one of the founder members of Rajshahi Press Club in 1954.

He wrote a number of articles exposing tortures and atrocities of Pakistani occupation army during 1971 War of Liberation and he continued his writing columns in local and national newspapers until his death.

Published: 12:38 pm Saturday, March 01, 2014

Last modified: 9:46 pm Saturday, March 01, 2014

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