Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud and state minister Dr. Murad Hasan on Thursday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Jahanara Hossain, mother of Jatiya Press Club General Secretary Farida Yasmin.
Jahanara Hossain died of old age complications at a hospital in the city on Wednesday night. She was 76.
She breathed her last around 12:30 am while undergoing treatment at Popular Hospital, said Quddus Afrad, president of Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) in a post shared on his Facebook wall.
She left behind five daughters, four sons, grandchildren and a host of relatives to mourn her death, said President of Diplomatic Correspondents Association Bangladesh (DCAB) Angur Nahar Monty.
Jahanara Hossain is mother-in-law of Bangladesh Pratidin Editor and News24 channel CEO Naem Nizam.
She educated all her nine sons and daughters equally and was honoured with "Ratnagarva Award" last year.
In a condolence message, they prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.
Meanwhile, Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) President Angur Nahar Monty and its General Secretary Touhidur Rahman, in a message expressed deep shock at her death and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
They also prayed for salvation of the departed soul.
Besides, Jatiya Press Club also expressed deep shock at her death.
In a statement on behalf of JPC management committee, its president Saiful Islam conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.