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Former VOA newscaster Kaffey Khan dies

  • Published at 01:41 pm July 2nd, 2021
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The 92-year-old was undergoing treatment at a US hospital

Kaffey Khan, a former news presenter of Voice of America's Bangla section, died at the age of 92 in the USA on Thursday.

Kaffey, who served as the press secretary to BNP founder Ziaur Rahman, breathed his last at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington on Thursday afternoon while undergoing treatment for prostate cancer and old-age complications, said BNP Organizing Secretary Syed Emran Saleh Prince.

Khan, also an actor, left behind two sons, two daughters and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.

Kaffey joined the Voice of America in 1966 and he was appointed press secretary of late president Ziaur Rahman in 1977.

After the assassination of Zia, Kaffey rejoined VOA and went on retirement in 1994.

He acted in a number of films in Dhaka in the 60s apart from performing in stage dramas.

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir expressed deep shock at his death.

In a condolence message, he recalled Kaffey 's role as a press secretary of Ziaur Rahman.

Fakhrul prayed for the salvation of the departed soul and conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family members. 

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