Veteran lawyer Abdul Baset Majumdar passes away
Former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association and former vice chairman of Bangladesh Bar Council Advocate Abdul Baset Majumdar passed away today at the age of 83.
He breathed his last while undergoing treatment at United Hospital at 8:18am.
Abdul Baset, known as a lawyer for the poor, left his wife, two sons and two daughters and a host of admirers to mourn his death.
Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain announced the functions of the Appellate Division and High Court Division of the Supreme Court suspended for today in honour of the veteran jurist, Supreme Court administration issued a notification to this effect.
Meanwhile, all trial proceedings of the lower courts in Dhaka were also suspended for today showing respect to the veteran lawyer, Advocate Abdul Baten, president of Dhaka Bar Association, told The Daily Star.
Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Law Minister Anisul Huq, Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim and Attorney General AM Amin Uddin in separate condolence messages expressed profound shock at the death of Abdul Baset.
They prayed for the eternal peace of his departed soul and expressed deep sympathy for his bereaved family members.