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Elderly journo Yusuf passes away

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Chattogram Bureau :
Elderly journalist and former President of Chattogram Union of Journalists (CUJ) Mohammad Yusuf died of old age complications at his city's Alkoron residence last  afternoon. He was 78, family sources said. Yusuf left behind his wife, one son, two daughters, a large number of professional colleagues and a host of relatives and admirers to mourn his death.
Mohammad Yusuf, who had been suffering from old age complications, died at his city residence at 4.00 pm yesterday.
The death of prominent journalist Yusuf cast a pall of gloom in journalism and cultural arena in Chattogram.
Late Yusuf stepped into journalism in 1960s.
He had worked in first daily of the independent Bangladesh The Daily Azadi for long. Besides, he had also worked in the daily Sangbad, Azad, Insaf , Jamana , Banglar Bani, Janapad  and Bangladesh Betar.
He had been President of Chattogram chapter of Khelaghor, a juvenile organization of the leftist Communist Party of Bangladesh, for long. The body of Yusuf was brought to Chattogram Press Club premises at 10 amyesterday   to pay last respect to late journalist and first namaz-e-janaza  held there. . Meanwhile, president of Chattogram Union of Journalists (CUJ) Nazim Uddin Shyamol and GS Hasan Ferdouse, Ctg Press Club president Kalim Sarwar and GS Shuklal Das, Vice President of the BFUJ Reaz Haider Chowdhury and joint secretary general Mohsin Kazi expressed deep condolences.

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