Today is the seventeenth death anniversary of journalist and banker Khairul Kabir. Kabir died in Singapore on the 7th of February, 1997 of old age ailment. Late Khairul Kabir was the founder Editor of the Daily Sangbad and the founder – first life Member of the Jatiya Press Club. In the field of Banking Kabir was the major shareholder, Vice Chairman and CEO of The Union Bank Ltd. formerly know as the Bank of Tripura Assam & Bengal, one of the oldest Bank registered in India. He was also Executive Vice President in charge of East Pakistan of the United Bank of Pakistan, Director of the Industrial Development Bank of Pakistan and the first Chairman and Managing Director of Janata Bank. He was a Fellow of the American Bankers Association. Khairul Kabir was one of the authors of the Historic 6 Points programme which was the basis of the demand for autonomy for East Pakistan. He was a close associate and friend of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Khan Abdus Sabur National Professor Abdur Razzak, Tofazzal Hossain Manik Mia, Kazi Anwarul Haq, Dr Mahmood Hussain, and other illustrious sons of Bengal. A Milad Mahfil has been organized at his ancestral home in Ghorasal to pray for the salvation of the departed soul.