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Ex-MP Fazilatunnesa Bappy passes away

  • Published at 10:05 am January 2nd, 2020
Fazilatunnesa Bappy
Fazilatunnesa Bappy Collected

She was laid to eternal rest at the Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard in Dhaka on Thursday evening

Former member of the parliament and Awami Jubo League leader Fazilatunnesa Bappy has passed away at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka.

She was 49.

The former lawmaker of Awami League from reserved seat breathed her last around 8am on Thursday at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital, reports BSS. 

She is survived by her mother and husband.

On December 27, she was admitted to the hospital due to pneumonia and respiratory ailments. Later, she was shifted to the ICU in the morning as her condition deteriorated.

Her first namaz-e-janaza was held at Japan Garden City and second one at 3pm at the South Plaza of the parliament. 

On behalf of President Md Abdul Hamid, his military secretary placed a wreath on the coffin of Fazilatunnesa Bappy.

Later, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to Fazilatunnesa by placing a wreath on her coffin. The premier stood in solemn silence for sometime as a mark of profound respect to the memory of the former lawmaker. 

Later accompanied by senior party leaders, Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Awami League, placed another wreath on the coffin on behalf of the party.

Besides, Speaker of parliament Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Mian placed wreaths on the coffin of the deceased.

On behalf of Raushon Ershad, leader of the opposition, Jatiya Party lawmaker Fakhrul Imam also paid tribute to Bappy. The parliament Chief Whip Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury also placed a wreath on her coffin.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Deputy Education Minister Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury, Deputy Water Resources Minister AKM Enamul Haque Shamim, the parliament Whip Iqbalur Rahim, and Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif joined the namaz-e-janaza. Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim read out the short biography of Bappy.

A special prayer was offered seeking eternal peace of the departed soul. Her third namaz-e-janaza was held on the premises of the Supreme Court.

Later, Fazilatunnesa Bappy was laid to eternal rest at the Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals' Graveyard in Dhaka in the evening.

Born on December 31 in 1970, Fazilatunnesa Bappy was elected as MP in the ninth and 10th parliament for reserved seat from Awami League. She was also an International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor and an assistant attorney general of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.

She was active in Awami League politics since her student life.