DHAKA: Awami League presidium member and former home minister Advocate Sahara Khatun passed away at the age of 72.
She breathed her last around 11:40pm at the Bumrungrad International Hospital in Thailand. She had been suffering from various old-age related complications.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and condolence at the death of Sahara Khatun,
Sahara Khatun was taken to Thailand on Monday (July 6) for better treatment.
On June 2, she had been admitted to the United Hospital in city’s Gulshan area with allergy, fever and old related complications and later she was shifted to the ICU on June 19 after her condition deteriorated.
Born on March 1, 1943, Sahara Khatun was involved in politics since her student life.
Sahara Khatun served as the home minister from 2009 to 2012.
Later in a cabinet reshuffle, she was made the minister of post & telecommunication of the government.
BDST: 0051 HRS, JUL 10, 2020