Awami League leader Syeda Zohra Tajuddin, wife of the country’s first prime minister Tajuddin Ahmad, died at a hospital in the capital this morning. She was 81.
Zohra, a presidium member of the ruling party, breathed her last at 10:37am at the United Hospital, Simeen Hussain Rimi, lawmaker and elder daughter of Tajuddin couple, told The Daily Star.
In the first week of December, Zohra underwent surgery for her broken hip joint at leading corporate hospital Medicity Medanta in Gurgaon, a satellite city of New Delhi in India.
She had a fall at her residence in Dhaka and took admission to the hospital for better treatment.
On December 17, she was brought back to Dhaka and was admitted to the hospital.
She was born in December 24, 1932.
President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition leader Khaleda Zia expressed their shock at the death of the veteran politician and conveyed sympathy to her family.
Her first Namaz-e-Janaza was held at Gulshan’s Azad mosque.
Then the body was taken to AL central office on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital where party leaders placed wreaths at her coffin to pay her tribute.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is also the president of the AL, stood in solemn silence for some time beside the coffin to show respect to Zohra Tajuddin.
Then her second janaza was held on the Bangabandhu Avenue.