Senior journalist AKM Rashid Un Nabi Babu passed away on Wednesday night at a hospital in the capital. He was 64. Confirming the matter, his colleagues said that the veteran journalist breathed his last at 8:25 pm at the BRB Hospitals Ltd in the capital.
He said that Rashid was suffering from pancreatic cancer in the last few years. Rashid Un Nabi Babu left behind his wife, daughter and a host of relatives, friends and well wishers to mourn his death.
During his 45-year journalistic career, he served many media houses, including now-defunct Dainik Bangla, Daily Ajker Kagaj, Daily Ittefaq, Daily Samakal, Daily Amar Desh, Daily Jugantor, NTV, Chanel One, Daily Inqilab and Weekly Purnima.
Though Rashid Un Nabi Babu's last wish was that his namaj-e-janaza would be held at the Jatiya Press Club premises, his wife Mrs Rashid UN Nabi said it would not be possible to hold the janaza in the existing coronavirus pandemic situation in the country.
So, according to his last wish, his body will be buried at his family graveyard at Maltinagar in Bogura after namaj-e-janaza at Bhai Pagla's Mazar premises, said his wife.
Rashid Un Nabi Babu was a permanent member of the Jatiya Press Club.