President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday expressed their deep shock at the death of Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general.
In his condolence message, the President said the world will remember the man for his contribution in establishing democracy and human rights.
In a condolence message, the Prime Minister said the world has lost an iconic man at Kofi Annan's death.
Sheikh Hasina prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats died after a short unspecified illness, said his foundation in a tweet on Saturday.
Annan spent virtually his entire career as an administrator in the United Nations. He served two terms as secretary-general from January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2006. He and the UN were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.