Purvakon founder Yusuf Chowdhury

Purvakon founder Yusuf Chowdhury
Purvakon founder Yusuf Chowdhury

Chittagong: Today is Friday (September 9) the 15th death anniversary of the pioneer of modern newspapers, Chattaldardi Mohammad Yusuf Chowdhury, the founder of Dainik Purvakon.

On September 9, 2007 at 12:30 pm (Bangladesh time) he passed away at Ziad Hospital in Makkah.

On September 12, after Fajr prayers at Masjid al-Haram, his body was buried at 9:00 a.m. in Makkah Sarai mausoleum. He was 86 years old at the time of his death.

Mohammad Yusuf Chowdhury went to Makkah on September 7 of that year to perform Umrah. He fell ill on the morning after reaching Makkah. When his condition worsened in the afternoon, he was admitted to Ziad Hospital.

He was born on September 19, 1921 in Dhewa Hajipara, Raujan. In his illustrious career, he made unprecedented contributions in various fields including the newspaper industry. In 1986 Dainik Purvakon published.

Since 1992, he has been active in the movement of dairy and poultry industry. He was also the Life President of the Dairy and Poultry Farm Association. He is also the founder of the first cattle fair in Chittagong. He also established Nazrul Mela and Nazrul Library in his house where the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam arrived. He also played a leading role in the continuous struggle to transform BITK into a university. His contribution to the establishment of veterinary college and later veterinary university in Chittagong will be remembered forever.

Bangladesh Time: 1000 hours, September 9, 2022

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