First DG of Radio Bangladesh dies

Published : 28 Sep 2022 10:20 PM

The first director general of Radio Bangladesh, Enamul Haq, has died. He died from multi-organ failures at the age of 93 at United Hospital in Gulshan on Tuesday night.

The veteran journalist was the first director general of Radio Bangladesh after independence of the country. Two years after he was given responsibilities of heading Press Information Department (PID) as PIO. 

In 1980 he was posted to Bangladesh high commission in London as press minister. Around 2 years after he returned to Bangladesh to merge radio and television as National Broadcasting Authority or NBA and took the position of director general and chairman. 

After about 2 years of service he was again sent to Bangladesh high commission in New Delhi where he retired as additional secretary in the Ministry of Information. On his return he joined as director general of PIB and DFP as director general on government contact basis. 

He was also made chairman of the Bangladesh Times for a while after his retirement. In his private life he served as the editor of the new nation newspaper and also contributed hundreds of articles for many domestic and international publications.

Haq left behind his wife, two sons and three daughters. He died on Tuesday at 9:15 p.m. and he was buried in a graveyard in Baridhara J block where he lived.