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Captain Syed Ali Asghar Rizvi passes away

DHAKA- Syed Ali Asghar Rizvi, a former captain of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Chairman of Alliance Properties Limited, died here today in an accident on the stairs of an aircraft in Singapore. He was 73.

"He was going to Singapore for a medical check up . . . as he was descending a Biman aircraft stairs at the airport he accidentally slipped and received severe wounds and died after he was rushed to a hospital there," Asghar Rizvi's younger brother and noted filmmaker Haidar Rizvi told BSS.

Ashgar Rizvi, also the elder brother of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's International Affairs Adviser Professor Dr Gowher Rizvi, left behind his wife Salma Rizvi and two sons and a host of relatives and admirers to mourn his death.

His namaz-e-janaza will be held later this evening at the Gulshan Central Mosque (Azad Masjid) after Isha prayers and he will be buried in the Allenbari graveyard (Drum Factory, behind the PMO) in Tejgaon.

Hailed from Kishorganj, Rizvi was known as Badshah or Kennedy to his family and friends while he was the eldest son of former civil servant and district gazetteer late Syed Nasiruddin Haidar, who belonged to the then Bengal Civil Service in erstwhile British India.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)