The Sangbad

The Sangbad (Bengali: সংবাদ) is a Bengali-language daily newspaper, founded in 1951 and published from Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is the oldest newspaper in Bangladesh.

The Sangbad
TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)Nasiruddin Ahmad
Founded17 May 1951
Headquarters36 Purana Paltan, Dhaka 1000


Sangbad was founded in 1951 and published from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Its first owner was Nasiruddin Ahmad and its first editor was Khairul Kabir.[1] During the 1950s and 1960s the newspaper expressed strong views opposed to the Ayub Khan government of Pakistan, and was accordingly repressed. Its offices and printing pressed were burned during the crackdown in March 1971, and it remained closed during the entire Bangladesh Liberation War.[1]

Notable writersEdit

The paper has been a fertile ground for radical thought and Bengali-language literature. It was the first Bengali newspaper to have a women's section.[1] Notable contributors include:


  1. ^ a b c Manu Islam (2012). "Sangbad, The". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.