President M Abdul Hamid expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Ekushey-award winning artist Murtaja Baseer.
In a message of condolence, the president said Murtaja Baseer’s death is really irreparable loss to country’s art and cultural arena.“His creations and works will remain a source of inspiration for the young generation forever,” Abdul Hamid said.
The head of the state prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family.
Former chairman of Fine Arts Department at Chattogram University, Murtaja Baseer breathed his last at Dhaka’s Evercare Hospital at 9:10 am, where he was undergoing treatment with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) infection.
Besides, he was also suffering from heart, lung, kidney and old-age ailments. He was 88.