Veteran journalist Enayetullah Khan passed away yesterday at a hospital in Canada. He was 66.
Enayetullah, editor of the daily New Age and editor-in-chief of the weekly Holiday, had been undergoing treatment in Toronto after he was diagnosed with cancer of pancreas early this year. He began his career as a reporter for the then Pakistan Observer in 1959. Enayetullah Khan founded the weekly Holiday in August 1965, before taking over as editor of the paper in 1966. He founded the daily New Age as its editor and publisher in June 2003. He was also the editor of the Bangladesh Times during 1975-77.
Enayetullah Khan also served as a minister in 1977-78 and as ambassador to China, North Korea, Cambodia and Myanmar between 1984-89. His body is expected to reach Dhaka in four days, family sources said.