A. B. M. Musa

A B M Musa (28 February 1931 – 9 April 2014) was a Bengali journalist.[1] He was the chief editor of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). He was awarded Ekushey Padak for journalism in 1999 by the Government of Bangladesh.

A B M Musa
এ বি এম মুসা
Born(1931-02-28)28 February 1931
Dharmapur village, Fulgazi Upazila, Feni District, Bengal, British India (now Bangladesh)
Died9 April 2014(2014-04-09) (aged 83)
Resting placeFeni district
OccupationJournalist
Spouse(s)Setara Musa
AwardsEkushey Padak

EducationEdit

Musa was born in Feni District in on 28 February 1931. He was educated in Chittagong Government Moslem High School, Noakhali Zila School, Comilla Victoria Government College and Choumohoni College. In Choumohoni College he first got into journalism as an editor of the College newspaper Koifoyot.[2]

CareerEdit

Musa started his career as a journalist in 1950 with the then Daily Insaf. He moved to the daily Pakistan Observer in the same year. He was a founder of Pakistan Journalists Union and elected general secretary of the then East Pakistan Journalists Union.[1]

Musa was a correspondent of BBC and Sunday Times during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971. He was one of the founder members of Jatiya Press Club.[1][3] In 1971 he joined Bangladesh Television (BTV) as its Director General. He was also the editor of the then Morning News. Musa worked in Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), Bangladesh's national news agency, as its managing director and chief editor from May 1985 to March 1987. Later in his life he worked as the editor of Daily Jugantor during 2004–05.

Musa was an elected Member of Parliament (MP) from Feni constituency in 1973 as an Awami League candidate.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Musa was married to Setara Musa. They had one son Nasim Musa and three daughters namely Mariam Sultana Musa Ruma, Parveen Sultana Musa Jhuma and Dr Sharmin Musa [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Eminent journalist ABM Musa passes away". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. 9 April 2014. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  2. ^ সাংবাদিক এবিএম মূসার সংক্ষিপ্ত জীবনী. bdtoday24.com (in Bengali). 12 April 2014.
  3. ^ "ABM Musa dies". The Daily Star. 9 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Musa laid to restwith love, tears". The Daily Star. 11 April 2014.