Rawshan Ara Waheed dies

Staff Correspondent

12 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Rawshan Ara Waheed dies

Rawshan Ara Waheed Rani, former president of Bangladesh Awami League’s Pirganj Upazila unit, passed away on Monday. She was 72.

She breathed her last at her residence at Laldighee Fatehpur village in Pirganj upazila of Rangpur at 4:30 am. She had long been suffering from old-age complications.

Rawshan Ara, also Pirganj upazila AL’s advisory council member, was the wife of late Abdul Waheed Kanu Miah, the elder brother of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s husband and nuclear scientist late Dr MA Wazed Miah.

She left two daughters, two sons, grandchildren and a host of relatives and admirers to mourn her death. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Rawshan Ara.

The premier prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah also expressed sorrow at her death.

Rawshan Ara’s first namaz-e-janaza was held on Pirganj Government High School premises at 3:00pm and her second namaz-e-janaza was held in Laldighee Fatehpur village after Asr prayers.

Later, she was buried at family graveyard in the village.