ABM Musa dies
Veteran journalist ABM Musa passed away at Labaid hospital in the capital this afternoon. He was 83.
Musa breathed his last at 1:15pm at the hospital, Saifur Rahman, manager, told The Daily Star.
His body was taken to his residence at Iqbal Road in Mohammadpur area half an hour after his death was announced.
He was critically ill and had been put on life support at the hospital since early Monday.
His health condition was gradually deteriorating yesterday.
Musa had been suffering from complications for quite some days.
"Doctors kept him on artificial ventilation as his heart and kidneys have been damaged," Dr Boren Chakraborty, a cardiologist treating Musa, said yesterday adding that a pacemaker was inserted into his body to maintain a normal heart rate.
He was admitted to the hospital on January 1 and was treated for a month and a half.
But he relapsed again and was hospitalised on March 29, she added.
Family members requested the people of the country to pray for his recovery.
Born on February 28, 1931 at Dharmapur village in Feni, Musa contributed in different fields of journalism during his 64-year career and is a founder member of the Jatiya Press Club.
He started off as a journalist with the Insaf in 1950 before moving to the Pakistan Observer the same year. He worked there as a reporter, and later news editor till 1971.
Before his illness, ABM Musa wrote columns in different newspapers.