President, PM mourn Attorney General's death
Published : Sunday, 27 September, 2020 at 8:21 PM Count : 215
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have expressed deep sorrow and grief over the death of Attorney General and senior lawyer Mahbubey Alam.
In a condolence message, the President said Mahbubey Alam had shown extraordinary skills in handling Bangabandhu's murder cases and crimes against humanity.
"He was a first-rate fighter in establishing the rule of law. His death is an irreparable loss in the legal arena of Bangladesh," he added.
In a separate condolence message, Sheikh Hasina said the nation would always remember the contribution of Mahbubey Alam in the legal arena of the country.
She further said as a reputed lawyer, he had played a very efficient role in many matters of national importance and had always been engaged in the legal profession, which would remain something as worth following.
Both the president and the prime minister prayed for the salvation of the soul of the deceased and conveyed their deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.
The 71-year-old Mahbubey Alam died while undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) at 7:25pm Sunday, his son Sumon Mahbub said in a Facebook post.
He was admitted to the CMH on September 4 after being diagnosed with Covid-19.
The Attorney General was first moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on September 18 morning after his pulse rate increased, but two days later, his family members said he was improving.
But, on September 22, he was moved to the ICU again after his health condition worsened drastically.
Mahbubey Alam was appointed Attorney General of Bangladesh with effect from 13 January 2009. He was a senior advocate at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He also served earlier as additional attorney general from 15 November 1998 to 4 October 2001.
Born in Mouchhamandra village under Louhajang upazila in Munshiganj district on 17 February 1949, he completed his BA (Hons) in Political Science and MA in Public Administration at Dhaka University. He also attained two diplomas in constitutional law, and parliamentary institutions and procedures in 1979 from the Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) in the Indian capital of New Delhi.
After graduating in law, Alam started practising in the High Court in 1975 and became a lawyer of the Appellate Division in 1980. He was enrolled as a senior Supreme Court lawyer in 1998 and was elected member to the Bangladesh Bar Council in 2004. He was elected the president of the Supreme Court Bar Association in 2005–2006 and served as its general secretary in 1993–1994.