Prominent journalist Gias Kamal Chowdhury breathed his last at a private hospital of Dhaka today. He was seventy four. He was suffering from some old aged complications including heart disease and diabetes. He was on life support for last two weeks at Anwar Khan Modern Hospital.
He started his career with an English newspaper, ‘Dhaka Times’, published by Ittefaq group in 1964. Then he joined top Pakistani English daily ‘Dawn’. After the independence of Bangladesh he joined BSS and later joined ‘Voice of America’. That was the most important part of his journalism career. It was the eighties when Bangladesh had no private electronic media and in many cases censorship was imposed on newspapers by the then military government.
Gias Kamal Chowdhury was fearlessly reporting for ‘Voice of America’ and he won the heart of Bangladeshis by his reports. Only Voice of America and BBC was giving the true picture of the country that time. He was awarded ‘Ekushey Padak’ in 1992.