April 27, 2019

Mahfuz Ullah

A senior journalist from Bangladesh has died at a hospital in Bangkok while undergoing treatment. He was 69 years old, a report in the Dhaka Tribune reported.

Mahfuz Ullah, who had been on life support at the Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, passed away at 11:05 on Saturday morning. Nazmul Haq, whose son is married to the daughter of the late journalist, confirmed the death to Dhaka Tribune.

Mr Ullah had been suffering from various complications of the kidney, heart and lungs. He was flown to Thailand on April 10 for advanced treatment. Mr Ullah was politically active since his student life and had taken part in the 1969 Mass uprising in East Pakistan and was expelled from Dhaka College for his activism.

Born in Noakhali in 1950, Mahfuz Ullah, who authored more than 50 books in Bangla and English, obtained Master’s degrees in physics and journalism from Dhaka University. He got involved in journalism when he was a student and had been associated with popular weekly “Bichitra” since its inception in 1972.

He also worked at Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata as a “China expert” and taught at Dhaka University’s journalism department. Mahfuz Ullah had hosted radio and television shows and been involved with leading Bangla and English dailies in Bangladesh.

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Case Details

Source Dhaka Tribune
Date of Death: April 27, 2019
Last Edited: 3 months ago
Age: 69 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: Bangladeshi
Cause of Death: Disease
Province: Bangkok
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