Mizanur Rahman Khan was an exemplary journalist – he lived and breathed journalism. He has made a remarkable contribution to journalism in Bangladesh, writing on law, the courts, parliament, and the constitution.
Speakers made these observations at a memorial meeting on late journalist daily Prothom Alo's Joint Editor Mizanur Rahman Khan, organised by Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU).
The meeting chaired by DRU President Mursalin Nomani and conducted by DRU General Secretary Mashiur Rahman Khan was addressed, among others, by National Press Club General Secretary Ilias Khan, Bangladesh Federal Journalists' Union Secretary General Nuruzzaman Rukon, former DRU Presidents Saiful Islam, Ilias Hossain, Rafiqul Islam Azad and Shafiqul Karim, former DRU GS Raju Ahmed, Prothom Alo Managing Editor Sajjad Sharif, Deputy Editor Lajjat Enab Mahsin, SM Zakaria, Joint Editor Sohrab Hossain and many other prominent personalities.
Ilias Khan said, "Mizanur Rahman Khan was prosecuted for writing about law and order. He has faced numerous threats for reporting on the truth, his mobile phone was snatched countless times by miscreants. He was a prolific journalist; his passing is an irreparable loss for the nation."
Sajjad Sharif said, "Mizan opened a new horizon in Bangladeshi journalism writing about law, the courts and the constitution. He worked 24 hours a day and contributed to facet of journalism."