Veteran journalist Toab Khan is no more
Editor of Dainik Bangla and Ekushey Padak awardee veteran journalist Toab Khan passed away. He was 87 years old at the time of his death.
He was admitted to a hospital in the capital when he fell ill due to old age complications, the doctors declared him dead at 12:30 pm on Saturday (October 1).
Toab Khan, who received the Ekushey Medal in 2016, started his journalism career in 1953 through the weekly Janata. Joined Daily News in 1955. In 1961, he became news editor of Daily News. Then he joined Daily Pakistan in 1964. Toab Khan was the first editor of Dainik Bangla, which changed from Dainik Pakistan after the independence of the country. On January 14, 1972, he took over as editor of Dainik Bangla. From 1973 to 1975, he was the press secretary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Also served as Chief Information Officer and Director General of Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB).
During the war of liberation Toab Khan played the role of sound soldier in Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra. At that time, a show called ‘Pindir Pralap’ was aired regularly with his interesting presentation.
He was the advisory editor of the newspaper from the beginning of Dainik Janakantha till October last year. After that, he took the responsibility of the editor of Dainik Bangla, which was published in a new style and management.