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SACCJF mourns the death of Bangladesh environmental journalism pioneer Kamrul Islam Chowdhury

SACCJF mourns the death of Bangladesh environmental journalism pioneer Kamrul Islam ChowdhuryDhaka: The South Asian Climate Change Journalists’ Forum (SACCJF) has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of Kamrul Islam Chowdhury, a pioneer of environmental journalism in Bangladesh. He died at 8:30 pm on Tuesday, May 2, while undergoing treatment at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

He was 63 years old at the time of his death. He was suffering from liver cirrhosis for a long time. At the time of his death, he left behind wife, one son, one daughter and numerous relatives, colleagues and well-wishers.

Kamrul Islam Chowdhury was born on December 30, 1960 in Sonaimuri of Noakhali district. In December 2022, he retired from Bangladesh Songbad Songstha (BSS) as news editor. Before that, he worked for a long time in daily Songbad.

Although he started journalism as a political and economic reporter, he founded the Environmental Journalist Association of Bangladesh (FEJB). The FEJB established by him plays an important role in the development of environmental journalism in Bangladesh.

He played an important role in various international forums including UNFCCC on the issue of climate change challenges. He served as the General Secretary of National Press Club of Bangladesh.

President of South Asian Climate Change Journalist`s Forum Mr. Ashish Gupta and Secretary General Asaduzzaman Shamrat expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of Kamrul Islam Chowdhury. In a statement, the leaders prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased and extended their deepest condolences to his bereaved family members.