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Profile: Bangladeshis killed in US-Bangla plane crash in Nepal

Update : 20 Mar 2018, 10:30 PM
Foysal AhmedFoysal worked for Boishakhi Television as a journalist. He completed his studies from Stamford University Bangladesh.
Bilkis AraBilkis got married in 2014 and went to New York with her husband. She came to Bangladesh to visit her ailing mother in Rajshahi. She was travelling to Nepal. She was studying accounting and finance at the State University of New York.
Begum Hurun Nahar Bilquis BanuRetired college teacher Begum Hurun Nahar Bilquis Banu and her husband Hasan Imam, also a victim of the plane crash, lived in Shiroil area of Rajshahi. She had her graduation from Rajshahi University and was an economics teacher at Gopalpur College. Her two sons, both engineers, live in Canada.
Akhtara BegumRetired college teacher Akhtara Begum lived in Rajshahi with her husband Nazrul Islam, also a victim of the crash. She taught at Rajshahi Government Mohila College. Both of her daughters live in Dhaka.
Nazia Afrin ChowdhuryNazia was the senior assistant chief at General Economic Division (GED) of the Planning Commission. She was travelling with her colleague Umme Salma, who also had the same fate, for a conference on environmental issues in Nepal.
Md Rokibul HasanRokibul Hasan was vacationing with his wife Emrana Kabir Hashi. The couple frequently travelled together. Rokibul worked as a software engineer at Cefalo Bangladesh Limited.
Sanzida HuqueSanzida, her husband Rafiquz Zaman and seven-year-old son Aniruddha Zaman were flying together. Hailing from Jessore, Sanzida was working as a coordinator at Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujan), a civil society platform.
Md Hasan ImamA retired joint secretary from Land Ministry, Imam lived in Rajshahi with his wife Begum Hurun Nahar Bilquis Banu, another casualty of the plane crash. His two sons, both engineers, live in Canada.
Akhi MoniAkhi graduated with a BBA from Asian University in Dhaka. She frequently organized blood drives and relief drives for the welfare of people.
Meenhaz Bin NasirA native of Comilla, Meenhaz graduated in BBA from North South University. He ran a laundry business in Baridhara. After getting married on March 2, he was on honeymoon with his wife Akhi Moni, who also suffered same fate.
Faruq Hossain PriokHe graduated in English Language and Literature from Northern University Bangladesh.Priokwas an aspiring photographer. He was travelling with wife AlmunNahar Annie, who survived the crash, and three-year-old daughter Prionmoyee Tamarra, who did not survive.
Prionmoyee TamarraTamarra’s first plane journey was with her parents - FH Priok and AlmunNahar Annie. Her father Priok died in the crash with her.
Md Motiur RahmanFrom Feni district, Motiur was the youngest of six siblings. He earned his diploma from Feni Polytechnic Institute and was a staff member at Runner Automobiles. He was going to Nepal on an official tour.
SM Mahmudur RahmanHe was the head of services at Runner Automobile. He lived in Nikunja with his wife Sanjida Afrin.
Tahira Tanvin Shashi RezaShashi was going to Nepal with her husband doctor Rezwanul Haque to celebrate their seventh marriage anniversary. She studied law in a private university and completed a masters in criminology from Dhaka University in 2017.
Umme SalmaUmme Salma was the senior assistant chief at General Economic Division (GED) of the Planning Commision. She was travelling with her colleague Nazia Afrin Chowdhury, who also had the same fate, for a conference on environmental issues in Nepal.
Aniruddha ZamanSeven-year-old Aniruddha died with his parents- Md Rafiquz Zaman and Sanzida Huque in the crash. They were heading to Nepal on a family trip.
Md Nuruz ZamanA native of Savar, Dhaka, Nuruz Zaman worked in Runner Group of Companies as a foreman for 18 years. He was going to Nepal for official business. This was his first time on a plane. He was married and had a child.
Md Rafiquz ZamanRafiq was involved with an organization that works for welfare of people with disabilities. His wife Sanzida Huque and seven-year-old son Aniruddha Zaman also died in the crash.
Mohammad Nazrul IslamNazrul Islam, a former freedom fighter, retired from Rajshahi Shilpa Bank and lived with his wife AkhtaraBegum who was also killed in the crash. He is survived by two daughters.
AlifuzzamanAlif was a graduate student at Khulna MM City College. He served as the information and research secretary at Khulna district Projonmo League.
Pias RoyPias was a final year student at Sheikh Sayera Khatun Medical College and Hospital in Barisal. He loved travelling, evident by the photos of his many trips over the years.

US-Bangla Airlines flight crew

Abid Sultan, pilotCaptain Abid Sultan was from Raninagar village under Nagaon district’s Raninagar upazil. Abid succumbed to his injuries at Norvic Hospital in Kathmandu. A former Air Force pilot,his fellow aviators described him as one of the most sincere pilots in his approach to work and demeanour.
Prithula Rashid, co-pilotFirst Officer Prithula Rashid joined US-Bangla Airlines in July 2016. The NSU graduate received her flying training from ArirangAviation Limited. Prithula is the only child of Anisur Rashid and Rafeza Khanom. Prithula’s family is from Elishpur village of Satkhira’s Kolaroa upazila.
Khwaja Hassan Muhammad Shafey, senior flight attendantShafey and his wife Sadia Rahman both worked for US-Bangla Airlines. On the same day as Shafey’s final flight, Sadia was flying to Doha, Qatar. The two last conversed via text messages. He has been described as devoted to his family.
Sharmin Akter, flight attendantSharmin was married with a two-year-old daughter. Described as compassionate, considerate, and unwaveringly kind to her flight passengers and crews, Sharmin was more popularly known as Nabila, her on-flight name.
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