State Minister: Kazi Shahid Ahmed Modernized Bangladesh’s Newspaper Industry


State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury has expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Kazi Shahid Ahmed, a distinguished entrepreneur, sports organizer, writer, and publisher.

In a condolence message, the state minister prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.

In his message, the state minister said: “Kazi Shahid Ahmed, who was the publisher and editor of ‘Khoborer Kagoj’ and ‘Ajker Kagoj’, played a key role in bringing modernity to the newspaper industry in the country. He will be remembered for his contributions to education, industry, and sports. He established the country’s first organic tea garden, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Gemcon Group, and has been involved with Abahani Club since 1975.”

Kazi Shahid Ahmed breathed his last at 7:15pm on Monday. He was 82.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep condolence at his death.

His first namaz-e-janaza will be held at Dhanmondi Road 7 Mosque after Zuhr prayer and the second one at Gulshan Azad mosque after the Asr prayer on Tuesday. 

Then, the renowned entrepreneur will be laid to eternal rest at Banani Graveyard, according to family sources.

Born in 1940 in Jessore, his legacy is etched in his multifaceted contributions to various fields.

As the founder and chairman of the Gemcon Group, Kazi Shahid Ahmed left an indelible mark on the business landscape.

Source: Dhaka Tribune