September 26, 2022, 10:21 pm

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2022-09-12 08:40:42 BdST

Sajeda Chowdhury passes away; President, PM condole

Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, Awami League presidium member and deputy leader of the House, died Sunday night.

She was 87.

She was suffering from post Covid-19 and other complications.

She breathed her last at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka around 11:40pm.

First namaj-e-janaza of the leader will be held at the Parliament compound Monday morning and later her body will be shifted to village home at Nagarkanda in Faridpur. She will be buried at Banani graveyard.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina condoled death of the dedicated leader and expressed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal also mourned her death. Deputy leader of the opposition GM Quader also mourned her passing.

Born in 1935, Sajeda became the deputy leader of the House in 2019 for the third consecutive term.

She was also a Language Movement veteran and one of the organisers of the country’s Liberation War.

The 87-year-old served as environment and forest minister and was awarded the Swadhinata Padak in 2010.

Lawmaker from Faridpur-2 constituency, Sajeda was active political companion of Sheikh Hasina.

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