President mourns death of Syed Ashraf


DHAKA, Jan 03, 2019 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid today mourned the death of Public Administration Minister and Awami League presidium member Syed Ashraful Islam.

In a condolence message, the President expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Syed Asharf.

“His death is an irreparable loss to the country’s political arena . . . People will remember his contributions with due respect for long,” he said.

The head of the state also conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

Syed Ashraf, son of one of the four national leaders and Bangabandhu’s close associate Syed Nazrul Islam, breathed his last at Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok around 9:45pm after battling against fatal disease lung cancer. He was 68.

He was elected MP from Kishoreganj-1 constituency in the 11th Jatiya Sangsad election on December 30.