Today is the twenty-sixth death anniversary of Khairul Kabir, the founder editor of the Daily Sangbad and one of the founding members of the Jatiya Press Club.
Kabir was one of the authors of the Historic 6 Points programme, which was the basis of the demand for autonomy for the then East Pakistan.
He was a close associate and friend of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Khan Abdus Sabur Khan, National Professor Abdur Razzak, Taffazzal Hossain Manik Miah, Kazi Anwarul Haq, Dr. Mahmood Hussain, and other illustrious sons of Bengal.
In the field of banking Kabir was the major shareholder, vice chairman and CEO of The Union Bank Ltd, formerly known as the Bank of Tripura Assam & Bengal, one of the oldest banks registered in India.
Khairul Kabir hailed from the illustrious Kabir family of Ghorasal and was buried in the family graveyard there. A milad mahfil has been organised at his ancestral home in Ghorasal to pray for the salvation of the departed soul.
Kabir died in Singapore on February 7, 1997 of old age ailment.