Journalist Roushanuzzaman laid to rest
Senior journalist Roushanuzzaman, who died on Wednesday, was laid to eternal rest in the capital's Uttara area on Thursday, reports UNB.
Roushanuzzaman, former associate editor of New Age and former executive editor of United News of Bangladesh, was buried at a graveyard at Uttara Sector-4 at about 10:30am after his second Namaz-e-janaza, said his younger sister Sharmin Akhter Rita.
She said her brother's first janaza was held at Uttara Sector-7 mosque at about 10:00am.
Later, his body was taken to the graveyard where another janaza was held before the burial.
Rita said that they would not arrange a qulkhwani of her brother due to the ongoing coronavirus situation in the country, but send food to an orphanage where a doa mahfil and Qurankhwani would be held.
She urged journalists, colleagues and well-wishers of her late brother to pray for salvation of his departed soul.
Roushanuzzaman, who had long been suffering from lung and other complications, died at his Uttara house on Wednesday evening at the age of 70.
Born on October 10, 1949 in Rajbari, Roushanuzzaman started journalism as a campus correspondent of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha while studying at Dhaka University's history department.
After his post-graduation, Roushan joined BSS as a staff correspondent.
He took training from the Thompson Foundation. He worked for the British newspaper the Telegraph, the French news agency AFP and Gemini Feature Service.
He was worked for United News of Bangladesh, Dhaka Courier, the Financial Express and the Holiday.
He went on retirement in December 2017 from the New Age as its associate editor.