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Abdul Gafur passes away, PM condoles

DHAKA, Dec 17, 2016 (BSS) - Abdul Gafur, the father of Sheikh Md Abu Sayeed, an office assistant of Dhanmondi political office of Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina, died of old-age complications at his Kamrangirchar residence in the capital in the early hours of today.

He was 88, an AL press release said.

Abdul Gafur is survived by his wife, a son, four daughters as well as a host of relatives and admirers.

He was laid to eternal rest at Azimpur Graveyard following a namaz e-janaza at a Kamrangirchar mosque after Zohr prayers.

Prime Minister and AL President Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the death of Abdul Gafur.

In a condolence message, she prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)