Today is the first death anniversary of Mahbubul Alam, a former caretaker government adviser and ex-editor of English daily The Independent.
He had been editor of The Independent for 18 years.
Mahbubul Alam started his journalism career in the mid-1950s and was deeply associated with the profession till his death, says a press release. He passed away last year at age 78.
The veteran journalist also worked as minister (press) at the Bangladesh mission in Washington DC and London and as Bangladeshi ambassador to Bhutan. He was also managing director and chief editor of state-run news agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS).
In 2006, he became an adviser to the caretaker government.
As a senior journalist, Mahbubul Alam led the Newspaper Owners Association of Bangladesh (Noab) as its president for quite some time.
On this occasion, a doa mahfil will be held at his village home in Munshiganj today.
Family members requested well-wishers and friends to pray for the departed soul.