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Hasina pays tributes to Dr Samad

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday paid tributes to Dr Syed Abdus Samad, Bangabandhu’s private secretary, as he died on Wednesday.

On behalf of the Prime Minister, her Military Secretary Major General Naquib Ahmed Chowdhury paid homage by placing a wreath on his coffin at Baridhara Jam-e-Masjid and Islamic Centre in the capital at 10am, said the PMO Press Wing.

Dr SA Samad, also former Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister and a valiant freedom fighter, died at his Baridhara residence on Wednesday at the age of 79.

In a condolence message on Wednesday, Hasina recalled his contributions to the process of the Ganges Water Sharing Treaty with India and CHT Peace Accord.

Samad, a life-long bachelor, was the PM’s Principal Secretary during Sheikh Hasina’s first government.

In 1971, the CSP officer joined the then Mujibnagar government leaving the Pakistani side when he was the ADC in Rangamati.

Samad will be laid to rest at his family graveyard in Gafargaon upazila of Mymensingh following a second nanaz-e-zanaja after Zohr prayers.

Source: United News of Bangladesh