Raushan Ara Ahmed, former president of Women’s Voluntary Association (WVA) and Assistance for Blind Children (ABC), passed away on Saturday. She was 88.
Raushan Ara breathed her last at the city’s United Hospital.
Wife of late Jalal Ahmed, a prominent businessman of the country, Raushan Ara was a tireless champion of the underprivileged as she dedicated her life to social justice and causes.
She was also the First Lady of Dhaka Lions Club District 315-B and a member of Fair Election Monitoring (FEMA).
Raushan Ara is survived by one son, one daughter, five grandchildren and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn her death.
She was laid to rest at Banani Graveyard on Sunday afternoon.