Expatriates in USA mourn death of journalist Shaheen Reza Noor
Staff Reporter, USAt: Various social, cultural and political organizations in the United States have expressed deep grief over the death of Shaheen Reza Noor, former president of Generation ’71, son of martyred journalist Sirajuddin Hossain. In separate statements, the leaders of the Bangabandhu Parishad in United States and the New York Chapter of Ghatok Dalal Nirmul Committee of 1971 expressed deep grief over the death of journalist Shaheen Reza Noor and extended their condolences to the bereaved family.
Shaheen Reza Noor died at a hospital in Vancouver, Canada on Friday, February 12 at 10 pm. He had been suffering from cancer for a long time. He was 66 years old at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife and two sons.
United States Bangabandhu Parishad President Bir Muktijoddha Dr. Nurun Nabi and acting general secretary Rafayet Chowdhury said journalist Shaheen Reza Noor was a strong voice in implementing the spirit of the liberation war in Bangladesh with the pain of losing his father in the liberation war. He was a witness at the International Criminal Tribunal is a war criminal Jamaat leader Ali Ahsan. He is a long time president of ‘Projanmo 71’, an organization of the children of the martyrs of the liberation war. His writings on the war of liberation and the trial of war criminals will inspire the younger generation in particular for ages to come.
he contribution of Shaheen Reza Noor, a courageous voice of the time in the anti-fundamentalism and anti-communalism-socio-cultural movement of Bangladesh is specially remembered. Deepest sympathy and condolences are extended to all the bereaved members and allies and comrades-in-arms. In the spirit of the War of Liberation, we request the Government of Bangladesh to take appropriate steps to take the body of the patriotic journalist Shaheen Reza Noor to the country and bury it in the Martyred Intellectual Cemetery.
It may be mentioned that Shaheen Reza Noor has been playing a strong role in establishing the consciousness of the Liberation War since his birth in ’71. After the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu in a planned domestic and international conspiracy in 1975, just when the country was heading in the opposite direction, the generation ’71 printed a poster with a picture of the assassination of intellectuals with the caption, ‘Did you say what Bangladesh said?’ . From then on, the spirit of the liberation war began to blow in the whole of Bangladesh and the spirit of the liberation war began to turn around.
The children of self-sacrificing intellectuals for the country have mostly been established in the profession of their parents and have tried to fulfill their talents for the new country. Shaheen Reza Noor became the executive editor of the daily Ittefaq after independence, as well as played a huge role in legally punishing war criminals and testifying in court. And during the Pakistan period, when Al-Badr Razakars abducted Sirajuddin Hossain, a martyred journalist and friend of Bangabandhu and dedicated to 6-point propaganda and public opinion formation, he was also in the same position, so the assassins targeted and killed him a few days before Victory Day. Later, Shaheen Reza Noor, the son of Maj, was able to do something for the country and for ten as he was able to go to the position of father.
We are saddened and shocked by the untimely death of journalist Shaheen Reza Noor. At this difficult time, I would like to extend my condolences to the family of Fahim Reza Noor, the President of the New York Chapter of Ghatok Dalal Nirmul Committee of 1971. At the same time, I request the Government of Bangladesh to take the body of Shaheen Reza Noor to the country and bury it in the intellectual graveyard.
The statement is – Heroic freedom fighter Dr. Nurun Nabi, Journalist Syed Mohammad Ullah, Cultural Personality Belal Beg, Filmmaker Kabir Anwar, Community Leader Morshed Alam, Cultural activist Saud Chowdhury, Cultural activist Shafi Chowdhury Harun, Heroic Freedom Fighter Subrata Biswas, Kanthojoddha Shahid Hasan, Rathindra Nath Roy, Heroic freedom fighter Golam Mostafa Khan Miraj, Economist Dr. Shafiq Islam, Dr. Thomas Dulu Roy, Writer Shitangshu Guha, Nini Waheed, Poet Hasan Al Abdullah, Journalist Fazlur Rahman, Writer Nazneen Simon, Heroic Freedom Fighter Monir Hossain, Shikrity Barua, Raushan Ara Nipa, Shubh Roy, Ahnaf Alam, Gopal Sanal, Abul Kalam Soyeb, Rupa Khanam, Ismail Hossain Swapan, Semanti Wahed, Obaidullah Mamun and heroic freedom fighter Omar Farooq Khasru and others.