Senior Awami League leader and former home minister Sahara Khatun has died at a Bangkok hospital at the age of 77. The MP from Dhaka-18 breathed her last at 11:25 p.m. BdST on Thursday, local media reported citing her aide Anisur Rahman, who was accompanying her there.
She was admitted to a hospital in Dhaka on Jun 2 with a fever, allergy and other preexisting conditions and later moved to the intensive care unit when her condition deteriorated.
She was flown to Thailand and admitted to Bumrungrad Hospital last Monday.
A member of the Awami League’s presidium, Sahara Khatun is a three-time MP from the Dhaka seat.
She was made the home minister in 2009 and later served as the post and telecommunication minister.
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.
“I’ve lost a trusted co-fighter.”
Awami League Presidium Member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Finance Minister A H M 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 Awami League 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 Awami League politician.