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Ex-lawmaker Bharati Nandi passes away

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 9 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bharati Nandi Sarkar, former Member of Parliament (MP) of reserved seat, passed away at a Dinajpur hospital on Friday. She was 73.

The valiant freedom fighter was undergoing treatment at M Abdur Rahim Medical College and Hospital.

Bharati Nandi is the wife of late Mihir Kumar Sarkar, who was the joint general secretary of the Dinajpur District Awami League, left behind her two sons and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn her death. She was cremated with state honour at 11:30am at the Fultala crematorium in the city.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the death of Bharati Nandi.

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

State Minister for Shipping and Dinajpur-2 Lawmaker Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury and Dinajpur-3 Lawmaker and Whip of the National Parliament Iqbalur Rahim also mourned at her death.

Bharati Nandi was a member of parliament for the reserved women’s seat from Dinajpur in the seventh national parliament.

Earlier, she was the first woman commissioner of Dinajpur municipality from 1974 to 1978.

After 1975, she was the president of Dinajpur District Mohila Awami League and served as the vice-president of Bangladesh Krishak League central committee for about two decades.

Bharati Nandi was a presidium member of Bangladesh Hindu, Buddhist and Christian Unity Council science its inception in 2015. She was also a former teacher at St. Joseph’s School in Dinajpur.