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Rashid Suhrawardy dies in London

  • Published at 06:03 pm February 9th, 2019
File photo of Rashid Suhrawady Collected

Rashid was son of legendary political leader, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy

Rashid Suhrawardy, the only son of the legendary political leader and former prime minister of erstwhile Pakistan, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, has died at his London residence.

Rashid took his last breath on February 7. He was 79.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Rashid.

In a condolence message, she prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.

According to London police, the cause of his death has not yet been known officially, as he was found dead at his residence, Press Minister Ashequn Nabi Chowdhury of the Bangladesh High Commission in London said in a press release on Saturday.

The Bangladesh High Commission has conveyed deep condolences to the bereaved family members and friends of Rashid, the release added.

His next of kin, family members, and friends have been informed of his death.

The high commission will be updating all concerned about his burial arrangement.

Rashid’s body is currently in a mortuary in the custody of local authorities.

Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Rashid Suhrawardy was a respected and well-regarded actor, known principally for his time with the Royal Shakespeare Company and roles in feature films such as Jinnah and Legend.

Late Shaheed Suhrawardy, the father of the deceased, was a Bengali politician and a lawyer who served as the fifth Prime Minister of Pakistan, appointed in this capacity from Awami League on September 12 in 1956, until resigning on October 17 in 1957.