DHAKA Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited Combined
Military Hospital (CMH) at Dhaka Cantonment this afternoon to have her last
glimpses of Ambassador Syed Muazzem Ali, who died at the facility earlier
The prime minister went to the CMH around 2pm, when she talked to the
family members of Muazzem Ali including his wife and consoled them as well,
premier's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS.
He said, the Prime Minister also prayed for the eternal peace of the
A career diplomat Ali was the immediate past Bangladesh High Commissioner
to India while he previously served as the foreign secretary.
He breathed his last at 11:45 am at the CMH due to old age complications
at the age of 75.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md
Shahriar Alam, army chief General Aziz Ahmed, PM's Principal Secretary Md
Nojibur Rahman and PMO's Senior Secretary Sajjadul Hassan were present as the
premier visited the CMH.
Earlier in a condolence message, Sheikh Hasina expressed her deep shock and
sorrow at Ali's death and recalled his outstanding contributions to the diplomatic
front during the country's 1971 Liberation War and afterwards.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)