President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of freedom fighter and former minister Shajahan Siraj, also vice chairman of BNP.
In a condolence message, the President recalled his outstanding contribution to Bangladesh politics, especially in the 1971 Liberation War, with due respect.
He prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.
Siraj served as a minister in Khaleda Zia's cabinet. He was elected to the House several times from the Tangail-4 constituency,
He was General Secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League BCL, the student wing of Bangladesh Awami League. He was a leader of the Mukti Bahini.
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