Former President of Rangpur’s Pirganj upazila Awami League (AL) Rawshan Ara Waheed Rani passed away early today at the age of 72.
Raushan Ara, who was member of Rangpur district Awami League advisory council, breathed her last at her residence at Fatepur of the upazila around 4:30 am.She was wife of late Abdul Waheed Kanu Miah, elder brother of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s husband and late nuclear scientist Dr. MA Wazed Miah.
She left behind her two sons, two daughters and a host of well wishers to mourn her death.
Rawshan Ara’s nephew and Pirganj municipality mayor and General Secretary of Pirganj upazila AL Tazimul Islam confirmed the matter to media.
He said Rawshan Ara Waheed was suffering from old age complication for long.
Her first Namaz-e-Janaza will be held at Pirganj Government High School ground at 3 pm today.
Her second Namaz-e-Janaza will be held at Joy Sadan ground on their house premises in Laldighee Fatehpur village after Asr prayers, Shamim said.Later she will be buried at family graveyard in the village, he added.
Rangpur district AL President Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed and its General Secretary Advocate Rezaul Karim Raju have expressed deep sorrow at the death of Rawshan Ara.
In a joint condolence message, they prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
Rangpur Zila Parishad Chairman Advocate Chhafia Khanam, Rangpur Sadar Upazila Chairman Nasima Zaman Boby, Rangpur city AL President Shafiur Rahman Safi, its General Secretary Tushar Kanti Mandal, Pirganj upazila AL President Advocate Azizur Rahman Ranga and Pirganj Municipality Mayor Tazimul Islam Shamim also mourned her death.