Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Tuesday expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of valiant freedom fighter and Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP) joint general secretary Rakhi Das Purkayastha.
In a condolence message, the speaker prayed for salvation of the departed soul of Purkayastha and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members. Purkayastha, wife of veteran politician Pankaj Bhattacharya, breathed her last at a hospital in Guwahati, capital of Indian state of Assam, at the age of 68 on Monday.JS Deputy Speaker Md Fazle Rabbi Miah and Chief Whip Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury also mourned the death of Purkayastha and prayed for salvation of her departed soul.
Meanwhile, Dhaka University Mass Communication and Journalism Alumni Association (DUMCJAA) has condoled the death of Purkaystha. The deceased was the student of Department of Mass Communication and Journalism of Dhaka University.
“We express our deepest condolences to the bereaved family members and pray for eternal peace of her departed soul,” DUMCJAA president Swapan Kumar Das and general secretary Sabrina Sultana Chowdhury said in a condolence message.