Lutfunnessa Haq passes away | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 03, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 03, 2011

Lutfunnessa Haq passes away

Lutfunnessa Haq Bakul, a former hurdler and National Sports award winner, died of cardiac arrest on Saturday night at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical Hospital at the age of 70.
Bakul, who left behind two sons and a number of well-wishers, was laid to rest at Azimpur Graveyard after her namaj-e-janaja was held at Sultana Kamal Women Sports Complex where she served as a general secretary for a long time.
Bakul was a good athlete on the track and field and created a record in the 80m hurdles in the 1960s during the Pakistani regime. Her longstanding record was broken by Rawshan Akter Chobi, another Bangla-deshi athlete.
Bakul was awarded the National Sports award in 1978 and the hurdler also played a key role in holding sports at educational institutes when she was assistant director and deputy director of the Education Ministry.
High-ups of Bangladesh Olympic Association, Bangladesh Football Federation, Bangladesh Handball Federation, Bangladesh Athletics Federation and state minister for youth and sports Ahad Ali Sarker expressed their deepest sympathies to the members of the deceased's family.

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