Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of true friend of Bangladesh and British journalist Simon Dring.
In a condolence message, she recalled the courageous role of Simon Dring in the Great Liberation War.
“He revealed the information and report of the devastating genocide of the occupational Pakistani forces on March 25, 1971 in front of the world community,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said that he played a role to create public opinion in the world arena in favour of the Liberation War.
She said that he also contributed in flourishing mass media in the independent Bangladesh and in operating the first ever private TV channel of the country, Ekushey Television.
She prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family.