Dainik Janakantha editor Atiqullah Khan Masud died on Monday at Evercare Hospital in Dhaka. He was 71.
Masud, also a member of Board of Directors of the national news agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), was declared dead when he was taken to the hospital at around 5.30am.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Janakantha editor.
In a message of condolence, President Hamid prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved family.
The premier also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the family.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud also expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Editor Masud.
In a message of condolence, the minister said he (Masud) created such an emblem of policy and ideology in journalism in long carrier that has remained example.
Masud had been suffering from respiratory problem for long. Masud left behind his wife, two sons, grandchildren, relatives and admirers to mourn his death.
Janakantha was first published in 1993 with Atiqullah Khan Masud as its editor. The newspaper was the first to be printed from multiple locations in the country simultaneously.