Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) on Saturday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Hassan Shahriar, former President of the Jatiya Press Club (JPC) who also served The Daily Ittefaq as its Executive Editor.
Shahriar, who was the first journalist from Asia-Pacific to be elected as President of the Toronto-based Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) in 2003, breathed his last at a hospital in Dhaka around 11:45am on Saturday.
In a condolence message, DCAB President Pantho Rahaman and its General Secretary AKM Moinuddin conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members and sought eternal peace for the departed soul of the veteran journalist.
He was the first editor of the Daily Sun and Chief Editor of Chittagong-based Daily People's View, and worked as Bangladesh correspondent for a number of international media outlets.
Journalist Shahriar was awarded the prestigious Harry Brittan Fellowship by the Commonwealth Press Union (CPU) in 1978.