West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the death of veteran journalist Kazi Fazle Elahi, who passed away in Hooghly district on Sunday.
He was 70 and is survived by wife.
“I express deep grief over the death of Elahi who died at Konnagar in Hooghly district this afternoon, and convey my condolences to his relatives, colleagues and other well-wishers,” Banerjee said in a statement.
Recalling the career of Elahi, the chief minister said he had worked efficiently in channels like CTVN and Calcutta News (CN), and had been in the profession for a long time. “The fraternity of journalists lost a dear friend with his demise.”
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Elahi, who was also associated with the ‘Calcutta Observer’ newspaper, died at a nursing home in Konnagar after having recently suffered a cardiac arrest, his family said.
The Press Club Kolkata, of which he was an active member, has mourned his death.