Prothom Alo’s joint editor Sohrab Hassan has received Latifur Rahman Best Journalist of the year award.
Mediastar Limited and Transcom Group’s chief executive officer (CEO) Simeen Rahman handed over the award named after the late chairman of Transcom Group and Media Star Latifur Rahman at a receiving event marking Prothom Alo’s 24th anniversary at the Grand Ballroom of Radission Blu Dhaka Water Garden in the capital on Saturday.
The Latifur Rahman Award was introduced the last year.
Simeen Hossain handed over Tk 500,000 and a crest to Sohrab Hassan.
Sohrab Hassan has been working with Prothom Alo since 2010. In his illustrious career of over four decades, Sohrab worked with Ganakantha, Dainik Banglar Bani, Dainik Azad, Bhorer Kagoj, Dainik Sangbad and Jugantor.
Sohrab Hassan is also a noted poet and essayist. He published several books of poetry and story. He regularly writes columns on contemporary issues in Prothom Alo.
Before the award-giving ceremony, Simeen Rahman and Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman delivered welcome speeches.
With the attendance of people from all walks of life, the event started with a rendition of instrumental music.