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Journo Shahriar passes away

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Staff Reporter :
Shahriar  Shahid, Managing Editor of the official news agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), son of veteran journalist Shahidul Haque, and a permanent member of the Jatiya Press Club,  passed away in a city hospital on Saturday. He was 56.
Shahriar, who was undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals for heart- related complications , breathed his last there around 1:45pm, family sources said.
Eldest son of late Shahidul Haque, a well-known journalist and former Editor of now-defunct Bangladesh Times, Shahriar  Shahid is  survived by wife, son, two sisters and host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.
Hailing from Narsingdi district, Shahriar started his carrier as a journalist in international news agency Reuters. He made several Liberation War-based documentaries and wrote more than 30 books on regional Liberation War history.
His first Namaz-e-Janaza will be held at the Jatiya Press Club after Zohr prayers on Monday after his two sisters' arrival here from the United States.
Later, he will be laid to rest at his family graveyard at Tekhpara village in Polash upazila in Narsingdi.
Jatiya Press Club President Muhammad Shafiqur Rahman and General Secretary Farida Yasmin condoled the death of veteran journalist and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family.

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