NAP president Muzaffar Ahmed dies
Bangladesh National Awami Party (NAP) president professor Muzaffar Ahmed, the last alive member of the advisory council of the Liberation War-time government in exile, passed away in a Dhaka hospital on Friday evening. He was 98.
He breathed his last around 7:49pm at Apollo Hospital while undergoing treatment, confirmed Ismail Hossain, secretary of NAP central committee.
Prominent left politician Muzaffar Ahmed was a former teacher of Dhaka University's Economics department, and three-time lawmaker.
He left behind his wife and former MP Amena Ahmed, sole daughter Ivy Ahmed, and numerous relatives and so on to be mourned.
Professor Muzaffar with infection in lung and abnormal low blood pressure and several old age complications, was admitted to Apollo Hospital on August 19.
He was kept on life support at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) under supervision of professor Dr Borhan Uddin Ahmed.
UNB adds: Muzaffar, born on April 14, 1922 in Debidwar upazila of Cumilla, taught at Dhaka College and Dhaka University. He took part in the 1952 Language Movement.
He was one of the organisers of NAP, CPB and guerilla force of the student union. After the independence, he was elected an MP in 1979 and contested the 1981 presidential polls.
Three years ago, he declined the government’s offer Swadhinata Padak, the highest civilian award.
President, PM mourn death
President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mourned the death of the veteran politician.
In a message, the President prayed for the salvation of the departed soul and extended condolences to the bereaved family.
Prime Minister Hasina, in a separate message, expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Prof Mozaffar.
She described his role in the Liberation War and various democratic movements of the country in his long political life.
“The Nation will forever remember his contribution in the progressive politics of the country,” the Prime Minister said.
Sheikh Hasina prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family.