Ex-MP Afazuddin dies of corona

Staff Correspondent

19 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Afazuddin Ahmed, former MP from Kushtia-1 (Daulatpur) constituency and President of Daulatpur Upazila Awami League, died of coronavirus at a hospital in the capital on early Sunday, 10 days after his wife’s death. He was 95.

The veteran Awami League leader breathed his last around 1:45am at Square Hospital where he was on life support since last Tuesday.

He left behind three sons, four daughters, grandchildren, and a host of relatives and well wishers to mourn his death.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Afajuddin Ahmed.

In a message of condolence, she prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader also mourned the death of Afajuddin Ahmed.

When tested positive, Afaz Uddin Ahmed and his wife Monowara Begum were brought to Dhaka for better treatment on June 23 and were admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.

Staying four days in ICU, Monowara Begum died there on July 8. After the death of his wife, Afajuddin’s condition gradually deteriorated. Five days ago, he was shifted to Square Hospital from BSMMU and later put on life support in ICU.

Afaz Uddin Ahmed had a colourful history in Daulatpur Upazila Awami League’s politics. He was the President of Upazila Awami League for about 35 years. He was elected chairman of the Upazila Parishad during the Ershad government.