Abul Hasnat, Bangladesh Awami League’s advisory council member and former president of the party’s Dhaka South unit, died at a private hospital in the capital on Wednesday. He was 79.
The veteran leader breathed his last around 3:00pm at Lab Aid Hospital in Dhaka. Hasnat was suffering from cancer and different old age complications.He left his wife, two sons, three daughters, and a host of relatives, well wishers and followers to mourn his death.
Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock and sorrow at the demise of Abul Hasnat.
In a message of condolence, the Premier prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader also expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Hasnat.
Dhaka South Awami League president Abu Ahmed Mannfi and general secretary Humayun Kabir also expressed deep shock at the death their former president.
In his long political career, Abul Hasnat served years as the president of greater Lalbagh Thana Awami League.