A close and confidant ally of Bangabandhu and also minister of his (Bangabandhu) cabinet Sheikh Abdul Aziz died on Monday night. He was 89.
The former Agriculture, Information and Telecommunication minister breathed his last at his Gulshan residence in the capital around 6:30 pm.He left behind his only son and two daughters as well as a host of relatives and well-wishers.
Sheikh Abdul Aziz's nephew, former District and Sessions Judge Belayet Hossain confirmed the death.
Abdul Aziz was born in 1929 in Teligati union under Bagerhat’s Morelganj upazila.
He completed his bachelors of arts degree at the then Calcutta University, followed by masters of arts and LLB degrees at Dhaka University.
He was also the communication, agriculture, and post and telecommunication minister in Bangabandhu’s cabinet after the Liberation War of 1971.
Bagerhat district Awami League president and MP Dr Mozammel Hossain and the general secretary freedom fighter Sheikh Kamruzzaman Tuku have expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Abdul Aziz.In a condolence message, Mozammel Hossain and Sheikh Kamruzzaman Tuku prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.