Former cabinet secy Sadaat buried

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:59, Apr 23,2020 | Updated: 17:40, Apr 23,2020


Sadaat Husein

Former cabinet secretary Sadaat Husein was buried at the Nikunja-1 graveyard in Dhaka after Zuhr prayers on Thursday.

Sadaat, also former Public Service Commission chairman, died at United Hospital in Dhaka on Wednesday night. He was 73.

Sadaat, also a freedom fighter, breathed last at 10:30pm while under treatment at the Intensive Care Unit there since Monday as he had a stroke, said his daughter-in-law Tanzila Akhter.

He had also been suffering from kidney complications and bacterial meningitis. He is survived by his wife, son and two daughters.

Born in Noakhali in 1946, Sadaat studied economics at the Dhaka University and joined the civil service in 1970. He also received his PhD from the Boston University.

He was in charge of the Cabinet Division from 2002 to 2005. He headed the PSC from 2007 to 2011. He had also worked at the National Board of Revenue as its chairman.

Sadaat wrote in his book ‘Muktijuddher Din-Dinanta’ how he had worked for the wartime government in exile in India during the 1971 War of Independence.

He was buried at the Nikunja-1 graveyard on Thursday after zuhr prayers, Tanzila Akhter said.

Ruling Awami League general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader, opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Jatiya Party chairman Ghulam Muhammad Quader, Socialist Party of Bangladesh secretary Khalequzzaman, finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal and livestock minister SM Rezaul Karim in statements expressed their profound shock at the death of Sadaat and condoled with the bereaved family.

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