President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday condoled the death of veteran politician, coordinator of the Awami League-led 14-party alliance and former minister Mohammed Nasim.
In a separate condolence message, they wished peace to the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
“The death of Nasim is really an irreparable loss for the national politics of Bangladesh,” the President said in a condolence message.
Recalling his outstanding contribution to Bangladesh politics with due respect, he said Mohammed Nasim was a fearless fighter in all the democratic movements of the country, including the freedom struggle and the War of Liberation.
He was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for five times as he was very popular leader of the people, President Hamid mentioned, adding, “The name of Mohammed Nasim will be immortalized in the political history of the country.”
The President said Mohammad Nasim, son of Captain M Mansur Ali, one of the four national leaders and very close associate of Bangabandhu, will be remembered by the nation forever for his contribution to the promotion of the spirit of Liberation War and development of the country, democracy, party and people.
At his (Nasim) death, Bangladesh has lost a dedicated politician, the President observed.
The head of the state prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.
In a separate condolence message, the Premier expressed deep shock and sorrow at the demise of Awami League Presidium Member and Spokesperson of central 14-party Alliance Mohammed Nasim, son of one of the four national leaders, Captain M Monsur Ali.
Sheikh Hasina, also the President of AL, recalled his contribution to people’s welfare, saying, “Mohammed Nasim like his father worked for the welfare of the country and the nation being inspired with the ideology of the Father of the Nation.”
He played a significant role in establishing the spirit of the Liberation War and the non-communal harmony in the country by facing all sorts of hurdle, she continued.
“At Mohammed Nasim’s death, Bangladesh has lost a true patriot and pro-people leader as well as I myself lost a co-warrior,” she added.
The Prime Minister prayed for the salvation of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
Former health minister Mohammed Nasim passed away at the Bangladesh Specialised Hospital in the capital’s Shyamoli area this morning. He had been undergoing treatment at the hospital since June 1.
The veteran Awami League leader tested positive for coronavirus. But he was found coronavirus negative in the second and third tests. He also suffered a stroke and had undergone successful surgery. He is survived by wife, three sons and a host of relatives, admirers and well-wishers.
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