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Lawmaker Dr Afsarul Amin passes away

Lawmaker Dr Afsarul Amin passes away

Lawmaker of Chattogram-10 and former primary and mass education minister Dr Afsarul Amin died on Friday (Jun 2) afternoon. He was 65. Dr Afsarul Amin, who had been suffering from cancer for the last two years, breathed his last at Square Hospital in Dhaka around 4 p.m., his personnel assistant Didar ur Rahman Tushar told media. He said the body of the veteran politician will be brought to Chattogram. He will be buried on Saturday, but his family is yet to decide about the time and place of the burial, Didar said.

The dedicated politician left behind his wife Dr Kamrunnesa, two sons, friends and well-wishers, and political fellows to mourn his death.

Dr Afsarul Amin is the Vice-President of Chattogram City Awami League. He was the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Education. He contested for five consecutive parliamentary elections in the Chattogram-10 constituency with the boat symbol from 1996 to 2018.

Dr Afsarul Amin was the Minister for Shipping and later he became the Minister for Primary and Mass Education.

The death of the veteran political stalwart of Awami League in Chattogram cast a pall of gloom in political, cultural and social arenas elsewhere in the city and district.

Meanwhile, leaders of Awami League Chattogram city, Chattogram district's Awami League south and units and their front organisations condoled the death of Dr Afsarul Amin. In their condolence messages, they paid homage to the memory of the deceased, prayed eternal peace of the departed soul and recalled his long-dedicated political in Chattogram.