Language veteran Ekushey Padak winning journalist Ranesh Maitra breathes his last at a Dhaka hospital early Monday (Sep 26).
He was 90
Ranesh Maitra breathed his last at Popular Hospital around 7:30 am.
He left behind his wife Purabi Maitra, two sons, three daughters and a host of relatives and well-wishers.
Born on October 4 in 1933 in Nahata village of Rajshahi district, Maitra completed his IA in 1955 and BA in 1959 from Govt Edward College in Pabna.
He started his career as a journalist in the weekly newspaper ‘Noubelal’ published from Sylhet in 1951. then he joined 'Dainik Sangbad' in 1955 after working as a journalist for three years in 'Dainik Satyajug' published from Calcutta. He has served as Pabna correspondent in reputed dailies like The Daily Morning News, Daily Observer, The New Nation and The Daily Star.
Since 2001, he voluntarily retired and wrote columns as a freelance journalist.
He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2018 for his contribution in journalism.
Ranesh Maitra is the author of more than a dozen books. He was one of the founders of Chhatra Union and National Awami Party (NAP)
BDST: 1521 HRS, SEP 26, 2022