PM’s adviser HT Imam passes away

Staff Correspondent | Published: 05:12, Mar 04,2021 | Updated: 11:58, Mar 04,2021


HT Imam

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s political adviser Hossain Toufique Imam, better known as HT Imam, passed away in the early hours on Thursday. He was 86.

Confirming the matter, ruling Awami League office secretary Biplob Barua said that the former bureaucrat breathed his last at 1:15 am on Thursday.

Barua said his body will be kept at the Central Shaheed Minar from 1:30pm to 3:30pm to allow people from all walks of life to pay their homage. From the Shaheed Minar, the body will be taken to Gulshan Azad Masjid for a  namaz-e-janaza after Asr prayers.

Later, the Dhaka district administration will offer guard of honour to the Prime Minister’s political affairs adviser at the Banani graveyard before his burial.

His body was flown by a helicopter to Ullapara in Sirajganj, where his first namaz-e-janaza was held.

HT Imam was undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital with various health complications.

Freedom fighter HT Imam has recently been hospitalised due to his deteriorating health condition.

He has been suffering from old-age complications coupled with kidney disease for a long, said one of his close aides.

Imam had been the political adviser to prime minister Sheikh Hasina since 2014.

He served as the cabinet secretary in the Mujibnagar government.

He was born on January 15, 1935.

He completed his undergraduate in Economics from Rajshahi University and graduate degree in Economics from Dhaka University.

He completed his postgraduate from the London School of Economics in development administration.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of her political adviser and advisory council member of Awami League Imam.

She prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family.

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