Journalist Golam Rasul Mallik dead

Renowned journalist and chief editor of now-defunct Eastern News Agency (ENA) Golam Rasul Mallik is no more. He died at a city hospital early Monday at the age of 68.

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Published : 21 May 2006, 12:00 PM
Updated : 21 May 2006, 12:00 PM
Dhaka, May 22 (BDNEWS) – Renowned journalist and chief editor of now-defunct Eastern News Agency (ENA) Golam Rasul Mallik is no more. He died at a city hospital early Monday at the age of 68.
He left behind his wife, two sons, a daughter and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his death.
The first Namaj-e-Janaza of late Mallik was held at Jatiya Press Club premises after the Zohr prayers. He was buried at Azimpur new graveyard after another Janaza at Pilkhana.
With a chequered career in journalism, Golam Rasul Mallik had founded ENA, the first private news agency in erstwhile East Pakistan, in 1969.
Late Rasul in his long career also worked in different dailies and news agencies since 1959. Before establishing ENA, he was the chief reporter of the Pakistan Press International (PPI).
He was the only reporter from the then East Pakistan to cover man's landing on moon from Cape Kennedy in USA in 1969.
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and Opposition Leader Sheikh Hasina in separate messages condoled the death of journalist Golam Rasul Mallik.
BDNEWS/1851 hrs
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