Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the nation has suffered an irreparable loss due to the death of Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury. “We have lost a seasoned politician while I've lost a true guardian,” she said in tributes to Sajeda Chowdhury. She expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of the presidium member of Awami League, who also served as deputy leader of the House, a minister and general secretary of Awami League. The late leader was one of the organisers of the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh. Hasina recalled that Sajeda Chowdhury first met Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1954 when he was conducting the election campaign of Jukta Front. And since then she was attracted to Awami politics. She joined the Awami League in 1956 and played a very important role in all the movements and struggles including the six-point movement of 1966 and the mass uprising of 1969. She was one of the seven women members of the Thana Parishad in the 1970 elections. From 1969 to 1975, she served as the general secretary of Bangladesh Mahila Awami League, Hasina said. The prime minister said that Sajeda led the AL as its acting general secretary after the assassination of the father of the nation with most of his family members on August 15, 1975. She upheld the party endured life in jail, oppression and torture. She again served as general secretary from 1986-1992 before becoming a presidium member. Sheikh Hasina said that Sajeda Chowdhury's role was immense in electing her as the president of the organisation in her absence in the National Council of Awami League held in February 1981. Read: AL leader Sajeda Chowdhury passes away After returning to the country on May 17, 1981, Hasina got her as a patron. From then until she fell ill, she remained as a shadow companion of Hasina. The prime minister prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed shock and deep grief at the death of Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, presidium member of the Awami League and deputy leader of the House. Sajeda, Faridpur-2 MP, breathed her last at 11:40pm at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka. Sheikh Hasina also prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and extended her heartfelt sympathy to the deputy leader of the House and her family.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of former lawmaker Abbas Ali Mandal.In a condolence message, Hasina said Abbas Ali Mandal , who served as general secretary of Joypurhat unit of Awami League, was a devoted worker of the ideology of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Also read: President Hamid mourns Fazle Rabbi's demise Abbas was a pro-people political leader, said the PM.She prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family. The former AL lawmaker breathed his last Tuesday around 4:30 am at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on behalf of the people of Bangladesh and herself, has extended deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies at the most tragic demise of the former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who succumbed to his injuries after being shot twice from close range during a campaign rally in the southern Japanese city of Nara. The prime minister in a letter addressed to her Japanese counterpart Kishida Fumio, wrote: "At this time of great distress, we recollect with the deepest gratitude his (Abe's) immense contributions to elevating the bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and Japan to a new comprehensive partnership during his tenure as the Prime Minister of Japan." Read: Bangladesh to observe state mourning Saturday paying respect to Abe Furthermore, Sheikh Hasina stressed that the passing away of a 'statesman' like Mr. Abe is not only a loss for Japan but also for the entire world because of his leadership, thought, vision, and wisdom, said a press release of the PMO Press Wing. "The People of Bangladesh join me in standing by the side of the mourning people of Japan at this time of most unexpected misfortune. We offer our prayers for the courage and fortitude of the bereaved friendly people of Japan and family members of the late Mr. Abe," said the Bangladesh premier.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of organising secretary of Mymensingh Awami League and agriculturist Dr Samiul Alam Liton. Hasina, also the Awami League president, prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family. Read: PM mourns death of Jamalpur AL leader Sarwar Jahan Dr Samiul Alam Liton breathed his last this evening at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital at the age of 53. He left behind his wife, daughter, son and a host of relatives and well-wishers. Meanwhile, AL general secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader also expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Dr Samiul Alam.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of former MP, veteran Language Movement activist and valiant Freedom Fighter Abul Hashem. Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League President, prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy for his bereaved family members. Abul Hashem, who was elected a member in the 1970 National Assembly elections from the then East Pakistan, breathed his last at 7:30am today (Wednesday) at a city hospital at the age of 93. Read: PM shocked at death of NRCC chairman Ali Kabir He left behind wife and a host of relatives and well-wishers. Meanwhile, AL General Secretary and Highways and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader also expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Abul Hashem.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of joint secretary of Jamalpur unit Awami League Advocate Sarwar Jahan Mukta. She prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family.Advocate Sarwar Jahan Mukta breathed his last at 4am at a city hospital on Sunday at the age of 66. READ: PM mourns Joynal Hazari’s death He left behind his wife and a host of relatives and well wishers to mourn his death. Meanwhile, AL general secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader also expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Sarwar Jahan Mukta. READ: PM mourns Mushtari Shafi’s death
Expressing deep shock at the death of her teacher National Professor Rafiqul Islam, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the professor will ever remain alive as a shining star in Bangla literature and research. In a condolence message, Sheikh Hasina said the history Dr Rafiqul Islam had written as an eyewitness following his active participation in the Language Movement and the great Liberation War are invaluable resources for Bengali literature. Ekushey Padak and Swadhinata Padak winning writer and eminent Nazrul researcher Prof Rafiqul Islam, 87, passed away at Evercare Hospital in the capital on Tuesday. Also read: National Professor Rafiqul Islam dies at 87 Prof Rafiqul Islam was also the chairman of Bangla Academy and president of the National Implementation Committee to celebrate the Birth Centenary Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Hasina said he had an outstanding contribution to Nazrul research. “The literary work of this eminent writer and researcher will always inspire the Bengali nation with the spirit of Liberation War and patriotism. He will remain alive as a shining star in Bengali literature and research,” said the Prime Minister. Also read: PM mourns death of AL leader Abdur Rahman “With his death, I’ve lost my teacher, mentor and guardian. My beloved teacher’s encouragement and motivation on various nationally important issues gave me courage and strength to move forward,” she said. The Prime Minister prayed for the salvation of the departed soul and expressed deep sympathy to bereaved family members. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen also expressed deep shock at the death of National Prof Dr Rafiqul Islam. In a separate condolence message, Dr Momen said the country has lost a great teacher and guardian following the death of Prof Rafiqul Islam. The Foreign Minister prayed for the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday expressed grief at the death of Shamsunnahar Begum, mother of Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed. PM mourns death of freedom fighter Miaz Uddin Read: PM mourns death of Abdul Monem The Prime Minister prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and expressed sympathy for her bereaved family members.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of true friend of Bangladesh and British journalist Simon Dring. In a condolence message, she recalled the courageous role of Simon Dring in the Great Liberation War. “He revealed the information and report of the devastating genocide of the occupational Pakistani forces on March 25, 1971 in front of the world community,” she said. Read: FM mourns death of renowned journalist Simon Dring Sheikh Hasina said that he played a role to create public opinion in the world arena in favour of the Liberation War. She said that he also contributed in flourishing mass media in the independent Bangladesh and in operating the first ever private TV channel of the country, Ekushey Television. She prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family.