Today is the 14th death anniversary of Enayetullah Khan, the founding editor of English daily New Age and editor-in-chief of the weekly Holiday.
A titan of Bangladeshi journalism for over four decades, Enayetullah Khan passed away in Toronto, Canada on November 10, 2005 at the age of 66, said a press release. He had been suffering from cancer of the pancreas.
Brginning his journalism career as a cub reporter for the then Pakistan Observer in 1959, Enayetullah Khan went on to establish the weekly Holiday in August 1965, before taking over as its editor in 1966.
He founded the daily New Age as its editor and publisher in June 2003. He was also the editor of the Bangladesh Times between 1975 and 1977. He was awarded the Ekushey Padak for excellence in journalism.
He served as a minister of the Bangladesh government (1977-1978) and as an ambassador to China, North Korea, Cambodia and Myanmar (1984-1989).
Enayetullah Khan was at the forefront of the Buddhijibi Nidhan Tathyanusandhan Committee instituted on December 18, 1971 to investigate murders of intellectuals in the terminal days of the Liberation War.
He was president of Jatiya Press Club (1973-76) and Dhaka Club (1984-85).
Born on May 25, 1939 in Mymensingh, Enayetullah Khan was the third son of the late Justice Abdul Jabbar Khan, a former speaker of the Pakistan National Assembly.