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Hilali Wadud Chowdhury, senior sub-editor of the daily Bhorer Kagoj, died of cardiac arrest on Friday morning, report UNB.

According to the family sources, the 48-year-old journalist felt severe chest pain in the morning while leaving his home for the National Press Club to attend the annual general meeting of the Dhaka Sub-Editors Council (DSEC).

At that time, he was immediately taken to a city hospital where physician pronounced him dead at around 9.00am.

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The veteran journalist, a presidential candidate in the upcoming DSEC election, left behind his wife, daughter, and a host of other relatives to mourn his death. Due to his death, tomorrow’s DSEC election has been postponed to 24 January.

The first namaz-e-janaza of Hilali was held at Bhorer Kagoj Bhaban and the second at the National Press Club. He will be laid to rest in Nilphamari's Domar.

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