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Enayetullah’s 2nd anniversary of death today


Today is the second death anniversary of Enayetullah Khan, founder editor of the daily New Age and editor-in-chief of the weekly Holiday.
He passed away due to cancer of the pancreas in Toronto, Canada on this day in 2005 at the age of 66, says a press release.
Having begun his career as a journalist as a cub reporter for the then Pakistan Observer in 1959, Enayetullah Khan went on to found the weekly Holiday in August 1965, before taking over as editor of the paper 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 minister of the government of Bangladesh (1977-1978) and as an ambassador to China, North Korea, Cambodia and Myanmar (1984-1989).
Known for his democratic activism, 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 War of Independence by the Al-Badr and Al-Shams -- the killer wings of the Jamaat-e-Islami.
He was general secretary of Ananda Mohan College Students' Union in Mymensingh, member of the Dhaka University Students' Union (1958-59), and vice-president of Dhaka Hall (now Shahidullah Hall) Students' Union (1959-60).
He was the president of the National Press Club (1973-76) and the 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.

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