Former Home Minister and Awami League presidium member Advocate Sahara Khatun passed away at a hospital in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday night. She was 77.
“She passed away at 11:25pm (local time) at Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok,” said sources at Awami League.
Earlier on Monday, Advocate Sahara Khatun was taken to Thailand's capital Bangkok for better treatment by an air ambulance.
Before that she was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of United Hospital as her condition deteriorated.
Sahara Khatun was admitted to the hospital on June 2 with fever and some old age complications.
Advocate Sahara Khatun elected MP thrice from Dhaka-18 constituency.
Expressing deep shock at the death of Sahara Khatun, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said “Sahara Khatun, a soldier of Bangabandhu’s ideals, worked all her life for people’s rights and in establishing democracy.”
She also said “I’ve lost a trusted co-fighter.”
AL Presidium Member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, Home Minister Ashaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh also expressed deep shock at the death of Advocate Sahara Khatun.
“The county has lost an honest, efficient and skilled leader,” said the Finance Minister adding that she always stood beside AL leaders and activists and provided legal assistance.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister, Commerce Minister, LGRD Minister, Fisheries and Livestock Minister, Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister, Information Minister, Food Minister, Railways Minister, Land Minister, Public Administration Minister, Coordinator and spokesperson of the ruling party-led 14-Party Amir Hossain Amu, Agriculture Minister, Water Resources Minister, Agriculture Minister among others also expressed deep shock at the demise of AL politician.