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BANGLADESH: Journalist Sunil Banerjee passes away

Former Janakantha reporter suffers heart attack

The Daily Star
Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Dhaka --- Noted journalist Sunil Banerjee died of cardiac arrest at his Mohammadpur residence in the city yesterday at the age of 59.

Family sources said Sunil Banerjee has been suffering from various diseases, including cardiac problem for the last few years and was under the treatment of Prof. Motiur Rahman.

He is wife said after termination of his job from the daily Janakantha about a year back, Banarjee had been suffering from mental depression.

He left behind his mother, wife, son and host of relatives to mourn his death.

Sunil Banerjee, hailed from Satkhira, started his journalistic career in 1965. He worked in daily Banglar Bani, Dainik Bangla, daily Purbadesh and biweekly Amar Desh.

The body of Sunil Banarjee was sent to his Kacharipara village home at Satkhira for cremation.

His body was brought to Jatiya Press Club (JPC) yesterday afternoon when his colleagues, leaders of JPC and Journalist unions and Dhaka Reporters Unity paid their last respect to him.

JPC President Reazuddin Ahmed and General Secretary Showkat Mahmud expressed deep shock at the death of Sunil Banerjee. They conveyed sympathy to the members of the bereaved family.

President of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ); Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul and Secretary General Abdul Jalil Bhuyian and President of Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) Altaf Mahmud and General Secretary Omar Faruk in a joint statement condoled the death of Sunil Banerjee.