April 14, 2024


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Prominent Journalist Abdul Sattar Breathed His Last.

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Abdul Sattar, a prominent journalist of the state and one of the members of Sonamura Press Club, breathed his last at his home in Sonamura city at around 8.20 am on Sunday after suffering from illness for one and a half years.  He was 47 years old at the time of his death.  He started journalism in 2006 by working in daily newspaper. Abdul Sattar did this work with reputation for about 16 years until he fell ill.  Along with other news, his writings have repeatedly featured the oppressed people on the margins of society.  At the time of his death, he left behind 2 sons, wife, 4 brothers and 1 sister and numerous relatives and friends.  The sad thing is that his youngest child Sazaeb Firhaj is only 1 year and 1 month old.  The eldest son is 11 years old. 

After his death, his body was taken to his ancestral home in Durgapur village.  Sonamura Press Club editor Abhijit Vardhan, president Biplab Chakraborty, all members and journalists of the press club paid their last respects there.  Condolences were expressed by the press club to his wife Nasreen Akhtar Liza and his family. Among 5 brothers and 1 sister, Abdul Sattar was the youngest. Abdul Sattar was buried next to the graves of his mother and father following Islamic customs at the family grave site of Durgapur village at 5 pm.  Condolences to the family as well as deep respect for his memory.  Sonamura Press Club feels that not only Sonamura, Sepahijala district suffered irreparable damage through the efforts of journalist Abdul Sattar. 

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