Moudud Ahmed's body to be brought back Thursday

Sun Online Desk

17th March, 2021 11:52:23 printer

Moudud Ahmed's body to be brought back Thursday

The body of veteran politician and lawyer Barrister Moudud Ahmed will be brought back home on Thursday evening.

Moudud, who passed away at a Singapore hospital on Thursday, will be laid to eternal rest next to his parents' grave at Manikpur village in Companiganj of Noakhali on Friday.

BNP chairperson's press wing member Shairul Kabir Khan confirmed the information to the media.

Moudud Ahmed, a standing committee member of the BNP, passed away while undergoing treatment of heart, lung and kidney diseases in Singapore at the age of 81.

He left Dhaka for Singapore for better treatment on February 1. He was accompanied by his wife Hasna Jasimuddin.

He was shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Mount Elizabeth Hospital on March 9 after his physical condition deteriorated.

Moudud Ahmed, also former prime minister and vice-president of the country, had been suffering from lung congestion and heart and kidney complications since a long time.

Earlier on December 30 last year, he was admitted to Evercare Hospital in Dhaka as he fell sick due to low level of haemoglobin. He also suffered a mild stroke.

Moudud Ahmed was born in Companyganj upazila in Noakhali district on May 24, 1940. His father was Mamtaj Uddin Ahmed and mother was Begum Ambia Khatun.

He was one of the founding members of the BNP. He joined Jatiya Party in 1985 and served as prime minister and vice-president during military ruler HM Ershad’s government. After the fall of Ershad, he returned to BNP in 1996 and he was made law minister in Khaleda Zia's government in 2001.

Moudud Ahmed was elected MP five times from Noakhali-1 and Noakhali-5 constituencies.

Moudud also served as the post master general of Bangladesh after independence. He was Deputy Prime Minister (1976–1978), information minister in 1985, Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1986–1989), Vice-President (1989–1990) and Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (2001–2006).

He completed his BA and MA in political science from the University of Dhaka. Later, he studied law in England and was called to the English Bar in 1966.