October 19, 2021, 4:00 pm
Tributes and condolences continue to pour in for Awami League (AL) presidium member, 14-party alliance spokesperson and former health minister Mohammed Nasim, who breathed his last this morning at a city hospital at the age of 72, reports BSS.
Immediately after his demise, people from all walks of life as well as different political parties and leaders expressed their profound shock.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Nasim, also son of Captain M Mansur Ali, one of the four national leaders.
In his condolence message, the President said the death of Nasim is really an irreparable loss for the national politics of Bangladesh.
Recalling his (Nasim’s) outstanding contribution to the country’s politics with due respect, Hamid said Mohammed Nasim was a fearless fighter in all the democratic movements of the country, including the freedom struggle and the Liberation War.
The President prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
In her condolence message, the Prime Minister recalled his (Nasim’s) 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 communal harmony in the country by facing all sorts of hurdles, Sheikh Hasina, also Awami League President, said.
“At Mohammed Nasim’s death, Bangladesh has lost a true patriot and pro-people leader as well as I myself lost a co-warrior,” the premier said, adding he will be remembered for his services and efforts for the welfare of the country and the nation.
She prayed for the salvation of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
Besides, in separate condolence messages, Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Deputy Speaker Advocate Md Fazle Rabbi Miah, Deputy Leader of the House Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury and Chief Whip Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury condoled the death of veteran politician Mohammed Nasim.
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin, Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi, Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque, Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury, Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed, Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmed, Prime Minister’s Political Affairs Adviser HT Imam and Private Sector Industry and Investment Adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman, State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid, State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira, State Minister for Religious Affairs Advocate Sheikh Md Abdullah, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali, State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury and State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak also expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Nasim.
Leaders of different political parties and other organizations, including AL Advisory Council Member Tofail Ahmed, AL Organizing Secretary Mirza Azam, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JASAD) President Hasanul Haq Inu and General Secretary Shirin Akhter, Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam, Bangladesh Homeopathy Board Chairman Dr Dilip Ray and the central committee of ‘Amra Muktijoddhar Sontan’ also mourned the death of former health minister Mohammed Nasim.
They prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Former health minister Mohammed Nasim passed away at Bangladesh Specialised Hospital in city’s Shyamoli area this morning. He had been undergoing treatment at the hospital since June 1.
The veteran AL leader tested positive for coronavirus. But he was found coronavirus negative in second and third tests.
He also suffered a stroke and had undergone a successful surgery at the hospital.