BANGLADESH: Tributes paid to Ahmedul Kabir

Speakers at a condolence meeting yesterday paid rich tributes to late Ahmedul Kabir, a pioneering media personality and chief editor of the Sangbad

The Daily Star
Monday, December 1, 2003

Speakers at a condolence meeting yesterday paid rich tributes to late Ahmedul Kabir, a pioneering media personality and chief editor of the Sangbad, who fostered secularism and humanism.

They said Kabir, also the president of Gonotantri Party, always spoke in favour of common people throughout his life.

Organised by the staff of the Sangbad at its office in the afternoon, the meeting was presided over by the Editor of the daily Bazlur Rahman.

He said Ahmedul Kabir was a man of principle and never compromised with anything wrong.

On his contribution to the independence of the country, Rahman said Ahmedul Kabir had to endure a lot of harassment during the Pakistani rule, but he never bowed down to any pressure or threat.

Veteran journalist Santosh Gupta said the biggest success of Ahmedul Kabir as an editor of the Sangbad was that he was able to express the opinion of the common people through his newspaper.

Altamash Kabir, son of Ahmedul Kabir and executive director of the Sangbad, said his father always spoke of democracy, secularism and the common people.

Conducted by Kashem Humayun, managing editor of the Sangbad, the meeting was also addressed by NAP President Muzaffar Ahmed, journalist K G Mustafa, Justice Kazi Ebadul Haq, journalist A B M Musa, Justice K M Sobhan, Gonotantry Party leaders Aziza Idris and Saiful Islam and Ahmedul Kabir's son Ardashir Kabir and daughter Nihad Kabir.

Earlier, a one minute silence was observed at the beginning of the meeting to pay homage to the memory of Ahmedul Kabir.