The 89th birthday of late eminent journalist and columnist ABM Musa will be observed today.
Marking his birthday, ABM Musa-Satara Musa Foundation arranged a memorial discussion on his life and works at the Jatiya Press Club here on Wednesday, a press release said today.
Women photo journalist and Ekushey Padak winner Saida Khanam was conferred with honorary award at the function.
Born in Dharmapur villege of Fani in 1931, ABM Musa had a long 64 years of journalistic career and served many media houses including The Daily Insaf and The Pakistan Observer. Musa was the editor of Daily Jugantor in 2004.
He was also the director general of Bangladesh Press Institute and Bangladesh Television as well as the chief editor and managing director of BSS. Aside from his media career, he also served as the UNESCAP director and was elected as a Member of Parliament in the country’s first general election.
Musa was one of the founder members and a life-time member of the National Press Club. He served as president of the club for four times and its general secretary for three times.
The eminent journalist died on April 9 in 2014 due to old-age complications, the release added. (Source: New Age)