Veteran journalist Khondakar Mozammel Haq, who was popularly known as ‘Gedu Chacha’, passed away at a hospital in the capital on Monday. He was 71.
Mozammel, chief editor of Ajker Surjoday and president of Chattogram Bivag Sangbadik Forum as well as a freedom fighter, breathed his last at AMZ Hospital around 4pm.
He left behind wife, three sons, two daughters and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.
Mozammel was very popular for his regular column "Gedu Chachar Khola Chiti" published in a weekly in the 80’s.
Mozammel, a senior member of the Jatiya Press Club and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ), was also a founding member of Bangladesh Human Rights Journalists Forum.