News Desk : dhakamirror.com
Mahfuz Sadique, chief communications officer of mobile financial services firm bKash, passed away in Bangladesh capital Dhaka Friday morning. He was 40.
Mahfuz died around 9:00am while undergoing treatment at a hospital in the capital, bKash said in a statement.
Mahfuz, who began his career as a journalist at New Age, was taken to the hospital around 7:00am after he complained of chest pain. Doctors declared him dead around 9:00am saying that he had died of cardiac arrest.
Mahfuz is survived by his wife, a son, and a host of well-wishers to mourn his death.
Mahfuz’s namaz-e-janaza was held after asr prayers at the Taqwa Jame Mosque in Dhanmondi before he was buried in the Rayerbazar graveyard.
Mahfuz joined bKash as chief communications officer in 2021, according to the MFS firm.
He came to bKash from BBC World News in London, where he held the roles of news editor, foreign correspondent, presenter, and producer since 2007 on Emmy and BAFTA award-winning programmes.
Earlier, he was assistant manager of corporate affairs at Citibank.
Awarded as a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2018, Mahfuz has taught at the universities of SOAS and Utrecht and chaired conference panels at Harvard and Yale.
He was an advisor and consultant on FCDO- and USAID-funded projects. He has a master’s in public policy from King’s College London.