President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday expressed deep shock at the death of Ekushey Padak recipient veteran journalist Toab Khan.
In a condolence message, the President said Toab Khan was a pioneer in journalism in Bangladesh. "The void created by his death in the country's media world will never be filled."
The President prayed for the departed soul of Toab Khan and expressed his deepest condolences to his bereaved family.
In a separate condolence message, Prime Minister recalled that Toab Khan, the Editor of Bengali daily 'Dainik Bangla', had played the role of a word hero of Swadhin Betar Kendra during the Liberation War.
She noted that the distinguished journalist served with patriotism and devotion in various fields of mass media after the independence of Bangladesh, as per a UNB report.
Toab Khan served as the editor of Dainik Bangla, the chief information officer, the Director General of Press Institute of Bangladesh and the advisory editor of the Daily Janakantha. He also served as the press secretary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
"This lifelong fighter and talented journalist will be remembered for his own works," said Hasina.
The PM prayed for salvation of the departed soul and expressed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.