PIB DG Shah Alamgir dies

Press Institute of Bangladesh DG Journalist Shah Alamgir died
Journalist Shah Alamgir. Photo taken from Prothom Alo

Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) Director General (DG) Shah Alamgir today passed away at the age of 62 while being treated at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka.

The distinguished journalist breathed his last around 10:10 am at CMH, said Mizan Malik, special correspondent of Daily Jugantor.

He was undergoing treatment for various diseases including diabetes at the hospital since February 21 and he was shifted to the ICU following deterioration of his condition yesterday.

He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

Alamgir's journalism career started from his student life through joining the first child-teen weekly Kishore Bangla. He worked as co-editor here from 1980 to 1984.

Then he worked with Dainik Janata, Banglar Bani, Daily Azad and Daily Sangbad. He was involved with Bangla daily Prothom Alo from November 1, 1998 to September 2001, he served as joint editor.

Then he started working on television media. After that he worked Channel I as Chief News Editor, Ekushey Television as Head of News, Jamuna Television as Director (News), and Maasranga Television as Head of the news.

Alamgir also served as president and general secretary of Dhaka Union of Journalists.