Saturday, August 20

President, PM pay tributes to late minister Mohsin Ali: Dead body arrived in Moulavibazar



President Adul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday paid rich tributes to late valiant freedom fighter and Social Welfare Minister Syed Mohsin Ali by placing wreaths on his coffin at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.

The President and the Prime Minister separately placed wreaths on the coffin of Mohsin Ali and stood there in solemn silence for some time as a mark of respect for the memory of the deceased.

Speaker Dr Sharmin Sharmin Chaudhury, ministers, Deputy Speaker, Leader of the Opposition, Chief Whip and parliament members were present on the occasion.

Later, flanked by senior leaders and parliament members of the party, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League President, laid another wreath on the coffin on behalf of the party.

Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Leader of the Opposition Begum Raushon Ershad also paid homage by placing wreaths on Mohsin Ali’s coffin.

Besides, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury and Public Administration Minister and AL general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam placed a wreath on behalf of Deputy Leader of the House on behalf of Deputy Leader of Parliament Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury.

Earlier, a namaz-e-janaza of Syed Mohsin Ali was held at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad.

President Mohammad Abdul Hamid, ministers, Deputy Speaker, lawmakers, senior leaders of different political parties, including Awami League, as well as officials and employees of the Parliament Secretariat attended the janaza.

After the janaza, a smartly turned out contingent of the Bangladesh Police gave guard of honour to the valiant freedom fighter late Syed Mohsin Ali, who was an elected member of the Parliament from Moulvibbazar-3 constituency.

A munajat was offered seeking the eternal peace of the departed soul. Mohsin Ali died at Singapore General Hospital on Monday at the age of 67.

Earlier, his coffin was kept at Central Shaheed Minar where people from all walks of life showed their last respect to him. The body will be flown to Moulvibazar where he will be laid to rest beside Syed Shah Mostafa Rahmatullah shrine.

The minister was admitted to Birdem Hospital in Dhaka with pneumonia on September 3 and had been on life support since then. As his condition deteriorated, he was flown to Singapore by an air ambulance on September 5.

Mohsin was a diabetic patient and also suffered from heart diseases. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.