Mahbubul Alam, former editor of The Independent and also an adviser to a caretaker government, died at Birdem Hospital in the city on Friday morning. He was 79.
The veteran journalist breathed his last at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital around 9:25 am.
Mahbubul Alam, who had been suffering from multiple health complications, was on life support at the hospital for the last three days.
Born in Munshiganj district in 1936, the senior journalist started his journalism career in 1953.
He was made the information affairs adviser to the 2007 caretaker government.
He is survived by wife, three daughters, now living in the United States, and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.
The first namaz-e-janaza of the senior journalist will be held at Gulshan Azad Mosque after Asr prayers today.
The body of the veteran journalist has been kept at the mortuary of United Hospital.
Family sources said he will be buried after arrival of his daughters and wife from the USA on Saturday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the demise of the veteran journalist.
In a condolence message, Hasina conveyed her deep sympathy to the bereaved family members of Alam and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.
Another namaz-e-janaza of Alam, a permanent member of the Jatiya Press Club, will be held on the club premises after Zohr prayers on Saturday.
President of the Jatiya Press Club Kamaluddin Sabuj and general secretary Syed Abdal Ahmed expressed profound shock at his death.