|Senior journalist and columnist Sadek Khan passes away.|
Dhaka: Veteran journalist, columnist and freedom-fighter Sadek Khan is no more.
He breathed his last at a hospital in the city's Gulshan on Monday. He was 83.
Hospital sources said Sadek Khan died of old-age complications.
Sadek Khan, also a valiant freedom-fighter, film actor and director, was born on June 21, 1933 in Munshiganj district. He was the eldest son of late Justice Abdul Jabbar Khan, former speaker of the then Pakistan National Assembly and former president of East Pakistan Muslim League.
Journalist Sadek Khan's village home is Baherchar-Khudrakathi under Babuganj upazila in Barisal district. He was the eldest among his brothers and sisters. His siblings are former minister and poet late Abu Zafar Obaidullah Khan, former minister Selima Rahman, journalist and founder editor of the Weekly Holiday late AZM Enayetullah Khan, politician Shahidullah Khan Badal and Civil Aviation Minister Rashed Khan Menon MP.
His three other brothers--Sultan Mahmud Khan, Hedayetullah Khan and Amanullah Khan--are living abroad.
Sadek Khan was a Language Movement activist of 1952. He worked as a sub-editor in the Daily Sangbad from 1955 to 1957. Later, he passed a busy time in the country's filmdom. He was honoured with the Ekushey Padak for his outstanding contributions to Literature and Culture. He used to write in different newspapers as a columnist.
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, standing committee member Mahbubur Rahman and journalist leaders expressed deep condolences at the death of Sadek Khan.
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