Former minister Abul Kashem dies

Staff Correspondent | Published: 13:07, Jul 18,2020 | Updated: 00:46, Jul 19,2020


Sub-sector commander of the liberation war and former youth and sports minister Abul Kashem. -- New Age Photo

Sub-sector commander of the Liberation War and former youth and sports minister in Ziaur Rahman’s cabinet, Abul Kashem, died Saturday morning at his Dhaka residence due to old age complications. He was 77.

He is survived by one son and two daughters to mourn his death.

Kashem, one of the members of Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s founding convening committee, died at his residence in the capital’s Banani area at about 4:30am on Saturday, BNP chairperson’s press wing member Shamsuddin Dider told New Age.

He said that the former minister’s namaz-e-janaza was held at Asiya-Gani Girls’ School ground at village Palpara of sadar upazila in Cumilla after Asr prayers on Saturday.

Abul Kashem was buried later at his family graveyard at the same village, he said.

Kashem was the founding president of Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal.

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir expressed deep shock at the death of Abul Kashem and condoled the bereaved family members, according to a press release issued by the central unit of BNP.

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