Mahfuz Ullah, Bangladeshi journalist and environmentalist, Died at 69

Mahfuz Ullah was born on March 10, 1950, and died on April 27, 2019; he was a Bangladeshi writer, journalist, television personality and environmentalist.

He was the pioneer of environmental journalism in Bangladesh. He was the founder Secretary General of the Center for Sustainable Development.

Mahfuz was born on March 10, 1950, in Begumganj Upazila in Noakhali District of the then East Pakistan to Habibullah and Foyzunnisa Begum.

He was the grandson of Muzaffar Ahmed, one of the pioneers of the socialist movement in the Indian subcontinent.

Mahfuz obtained his post-graduate degree in physics from Dhaka University in 1972 and again in journalism in 1974 from the same University.

Because of his association in student politics, Ayub Khan’s military-backed government expelled him from Dhaka College.

He was associated with East Pakistan Students Union and laboured as its President. He participated in 1969 Mass uprising.

Mahfuz Ullah sadly passed away at the age of 69 at Bumrungrad International Hospital in Thailand.