Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep shock and sorrow at the demise of former Finance Minister and language veteran Abul Maal Abdul Muhith.
The architect of the Bangladesh economy as it stands today, Muhith passed away at a city hospital in the small hours of Saturday. He was 88.
In her condolence message, the PM said that despite being a member of the Civil Service of Pakistan, Muhith joined the first government of Bangladesh in 1971. At the time, he was posted in the Pakistan Embassy in the US.
“A successful economist and politician, this
Independent Award winner will be remembered by all for his works,” Hasina said.
The PM prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family.