JP MP Masuda Chowdhury passes away
Lawmaker from reserved seats for women in parliament, and a presidium member of Jatiya Party, Prof Masuda M Rashid Chowdhury passed away early yesterday.
She was 70 years old at the time of her passing.
Suffering from various ailments, the former professor of the Sociology department at Dhaka University died at the city's Birdem Hospital at around 3:30am, said Delowar Jalali, press secretary of Jatiya Party chairman.
Masuda was receiving treatment at the Birdem Hospital for the past several days. She was put on life support on Sunday,
She is survived by her son, daughter, a host of relatives and well-wishers.
Masuda was elected MP for the first time in 2019 from reserved seats for women in parliament.
Opposition Leader Raushan Ershad, JP Chairman GM Quader, Opposition Chief Whip Mashiur Rahman Ranga, among others, expressed deep shock at her demise.
Hailed from Chattogram, Prof Masuda was involved with various social organisations.
Her first namaz-e-janaza was held at her residence in Moghbazar after Johar prayers yesterday, JP said in a press release.
Her second namaz-e-janaza was held at JP central office at Kakrail after Asr prayers. The third namaz-e-janaza will be held at Laldighi maidan (ground) in Chattogram today after Johr prayers.
She will be laid to rest at Gahira village in Raozan today after Asr prayers.
In a condolence message, GM Quader said Prof Masuda played a unique role in nation building as an ideal teacher.
She was engaged in social service till her death. She worked tirelessly to strengthen Jatiya Party. She also played a special role in the socio-economic development of the masses..