President M Abdul Hamid expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of former Deputy Speaker and Awami League lawmaker from Cumilla-7 constituency Professor Ali Ashraf.
In a condolence message, the President said Professor Ali Ashraf's professionalism and experiences played a very positive role in the norms and practice of parliamentary democracy.
Abdul Hamid, also former Jatiya Sangsad Speaker, said that at the death of Professor Ali Ashraf, the country has lost an experienced parliamentarian and his death is an irreparable loss to the country's political arena.
The head of the state prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
The 73-year-old parliament member, also chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on the Government Assurances, represented Cumilla-7 constituency in the Jatiya Sangsad for the fifth
Prof Ashraf, who was on life support in capital's Square Hospital, passed away around 4:00 pm today. He had been suffering from age-related problems, including diabetes for long.
He was hospitalized on July 10 and subsequently moved into intensive care unit as his condition deteriorated. He was later put on life support on Jul 21.