Eminent journalist Peer Habibur Rahman passed away while undergoing treatment at a city hospital this afternoon.
He breathed his last at the Intensive Care Unit of Labaid Hospital around 4:08pm at the age of 59, confirmed physicians of the hospital.
Habib, also executive editor of the Bangali daily Bangladesh Pratidin, left behind his wife, a son, a daughter and a host of relatives, colleagues and admirers to mourn his death.
Senior reporter of the Bangladesh Pratidin Arafat Munna said the body will be taken to his Uttara residence in the evening while his namaj-e-janaza will be held after Esha prayers at Park Mosque of Uttara 4 no sector in the city.
On Sunday, the body will be taken to the central Shaheed Minar and kept there from 11:30am to12:30pm to allow the people from all walks of life to have their last glimpses on him (Habib).
Later his second namaj-e-janaza will be held after Johr prayers at Jatiya Press Club in the city. Then the body will be taken to the Dhaka Reporters’ Unity.
Peer Habib’s body will be taken to his workplace Bangladesh Pratidin at 3pm on the day.
His body will be taken to his home district Sunamganj on Monday while it will be kept at Sunamganj Poura Shaheed Minar at 12noon for paying homage on the day.
Later, he will be laid to eternal rest beside his parents’ graves at his family graveyard at Maizbari village in Sunamganj sadar after Zohr prayers on the day following his two more namaj-e-janazas at Sunamganj central mosque and his village home.