Taking over as SCBA President

Khasru’s dream remains unfulfilled

Staff Correspondent

16 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Abdul Matin Khasru’s dream of taking charge as the president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) remained unrealised as the president-elect of the body breathed his last on Wednesday before taking the oath of office.   

Khasru, also a presidium member of Awami League, was elected president of SCBA for 2021-22 session.

Amid the increase in Covid-19 deaths and infections rates, Khasru, also the ruling party lawmaker from Cumilla-5, conducted poll campaign to realize his long-cherished dream of being president of the SCBA.

In his addresses during the campaign, former Law Minister Khasru said, “I have been elected Member of Parliament for five times and I was also made law minister, but my dream of becoming SCBA president is yet to be fulfilled. Even, I have failed to win the presidential post of the SCBA twice. Please cast your vote in favour of me — this is the last wish of my life.”

The election results were announced after the two-day voting, which ended on March 11 while Khasru was elected president. Around 5,486 lawyers out of a total 7,719 cast their votes.

Former justice AFM Abdur Rahman, election steering committee convener and chief election commissioner of the SCBA polls, announced the name of winners while Khasru was absent as he had tested positive for coronavirus.

Although Khasru was absent in the charge handover ceremony, he, finally, came to the SC premises for the last time after his death.

Earlier on March 15, he gave samples for the corona test at the Parliament Secretariat. Khasru was admitted to capital’s Combined Military Hospital on March 16 after he tested positive for Covid-19. He was taken to the ICU on March 28.

On April 1, Abdul Matin Khasru tested corona negative. He was later transferred from the ICU to the general cabin on April 3.

Later on April 6, he was again taken to the ICU of the CMH as his physical condition deteriorated.