Begum Hafizunnessa passes away
DHAKA, Aug 1, 2021 (BSS) - Begum Hafizunnessa, wife of late Dr MA Kashem, a close associate of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and former MP, died of old-age complications at her second son's residence in the city this evening.
She was 87.
"My mother breathed her last this evening at the residence of my second brother Prof Dr Shakhawat Hossain Shahin at Basundhara residential area here," one of the sons of the deceased BSS Chief News Editor (CNE) AZM Sajjad Hossain said.
Hafizunnessa herself was the president of the then Madaripur subdivision Mohila Awami League.
She left behind six sons, one daughter and a host of relatives and admirers to mourn her death.
Her physician husband late MA Kashem was a former Member of Parliament (MP), Member of the then National Assembly (MNA) from a constituency of the then Madaripur (now Shariatpur), Liberation War organiser and Awami League leader.
Three of her sons and the daughter are physicians by profession while her third son Professor Dr AZM Mostaque Hossain Tuhin is the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Rajshahi Medical University (RMU).
Family members said the body would be taken to Madaripur tomorrow for burial where she will be buried following namaz-e-janaza.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Begum Hafizunnessa.
In a message of condolence, she prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud also expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Begum Hafizunnessa.
In a condolence message, the minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to bereaved family members.
BSS Managing Director and Chief Editor Abul Kalam Azad also mourned her death and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.