Veteran Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta passes away

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DHAKA : Veteran politician and Awami League leader
Suranjit Sengupta died here today at a private hospital. He was 72.

Family and hospital sources said Sengupta, who was suffering from
cancer, breathed his last at about 4.29 am, hours after he was put on life support system at the Labaid Hospital.”He was admitted at the hospital on Friday,” Sengupta’s personal secretary Quamrul Islam told BSS.

Quoting doctors at the hospital, he said the veteran parliamentarian had been suffering from cancer for long which collapsed his central nervous system and made his lungs dysfunctional.

Sengupta is a member of Awami League Advisory Council member and
chairman of Jatiya Sangsad standing committee on law, justice and
parliamentary affairs ministry and previously served as the railways minister while he was a member of the lawmakers committee which framed Bangladesh’s original constitution.

Sengupta left behind his wife, only son, host of relatives and admirers to mourn his death.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mourned his death expressing their deep shock at his demise.

Awami League General Secretary ObaiduL Qauder, also the road transport
and bridges minister, told journalists at Labaid hospital that the body of Suranjit will be taken to the Dakeswari Temple at about 12 noon and from there to Jatiya Sangsad Complex at 3pm to have people’s last glimpses of him and pay their respect to the veteran politician.

Quader said the body will be taken to Sylhet at 9 am tomorrow.

Later, Suranjit’s body will be taken to Suranjit’s ancestral home in
Dirai upazila of Sumanganj around 3pm for funeral, he added.

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