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Women leader Rakhi Das Purkayastha dies

  • Published at 11:51 pm April 6th, 2020
Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP) joint general secretary and valiant freedom fighter Rakhi Das Purkayastha
Freedom fighter Rakhi Das Purkayastha BSS

She is survived by her husband, relatives, a host of well-wishers and admirers

Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP) Joint General Secretary and valiant freedom fighter Rakhi Das Purkayastha died of liver cirrhosis on Monday while undergoing treatment at a hospital in India.

“Rakhi Das Purkayastha breathed her last this evening at a hospital in Guwahati, capital of Indian state of Assam”, Mohila Parishad spokesperson Keya Roy told the media.

She was 68, reports BSS.

She is survived by her husband, relatives, a host of well-wishers and admirers.

Veteran politician Pankaj Bhattacharya is her husband, Keya Roy said, adding that bringing back her body to home was under way.

Purkayastha, a decorated freedom fighter, had played an active role in different democratic and progressive movements of the country, said a press release of BMP.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of the freedom fighter and women leader Rakhi Das Purkayastha.

In a condolence message, the prime minister prayed for the salvation of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader also mourned her death and prayed for the salvation of the departed soul.

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