In a media statement, it said his death has left “an irreplaceable vacuum in Bangladesh’s journalism, especially at a moment where his astute guidance and experienced mentorship was most needed”.
Veteran journalist Sarwar died undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore on Monday. He had been suffering from pneumonia, and heart and kidney complications.
The statement sent by the council’s Secretary General Mahfuz Anam on Tuesday said:
“He has been an untiring crusader for journalistic freedom and fighter for the rights of journalists. He has been an active member of numerous journalistic bodies in all of which he worked to uphold ethics of the profession to which he devoted his whole life,” the council added.
Sarwar also edited Jugantor and won the Ekushey Padak in 2014 for his contribution to journalism.
“In a career spanning over five decades, Golam Sarwar has left a rich legacy that will inspire journalists for years to come,” the Editors’ Council added.