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Language veteran Yusuf Kalu no more

by Istiak Ahmed Shimul

Mohammad Yusuf Kalu, a Language Movement veteran, freedom fighter and journalist, died at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barishal on Monday, aged 90.

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He left behind his wife, a son, and a host of relatives and well-wishers.

Born on January 18, 1931, Yusuf joined the Language Movement while studying at Barisal Brojomohon Institution.

In 1971, he joined the Liberation War under sector-9, said Putul Chandra Ghosh, a freedom fighter.

Yusuf was buried at Kanudaskathi Miyabari in Rajapur, Jhalakathi following state honour and namaz-e-janaza yesterday.

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