Noted journalist Rafiqul Haque ‘Dadubhai’ no more

Ekushey Padak winning renowned journalist poet, dramatist, and dramatist Rafiqul Haque, a popularly referred to in the popular slang term "Dadubhai", has passed to the grave. He was 85.

Rafiqul the deceased, who was suffering from the effects of old age passed away at his home in the Mugda area of the capital, around 11 am today, as reported by his family.

He was the feature editor for the daily Jugantor and was able to return to work following the battle with the Covid-19 virus last year. However, he had been completely sick for the last six months.

He also left behind the wife of his choice, 2 sons, one daughter, as well as many well-wishers in mourning his passing.

He was the creator of a page for children named "Chander Hat", published in the daily newspaper Purbodesh and from there he received the title "Dadubhai".

Haque served as executive editor in Dainik Rupali, Dainik Janata and was employed in a variety of important posts in Dainik Azad, Dainik Lal Sabuj, The Bangladesh Observer and his final workplace was the daily Jugantor in his long career.

From 1976 to 1983, He was the editor in chief from 1976 to 1983. He was the acting editor of Kishore Bangla, the Indian subcontinent's only daily publication devoted to children.

Rafiqul Haque Dadubhai was awarded his Bangla Academy Award as well as The Bangladesh Children's Academy Award in 2019 for his impact on Bangla literary works for children.

He won numerous awards during his life.

In a condolence note the Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina expressed her profound grief and sadness over the passing of Dadubai. The prime minister prayed for resurrected soul of the soul that was lost and expressed her heartfelt sympathy for the grieving family members.


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