Vol. 5 Num 1001 Sun. March 25, 2007  

Ex-state minister Manjur Hossain passes away

Syed Manjur Hossain, former state minister and law maker passed away due to kidney disease at Apollo Hospitals in the city yesterday at the age of 65.

Manjur, who was elected member of parliament from Chapainawabganj for the fourth time in 2001, left behind his wife, only daughter and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.

He had joined recently formed Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) from BNP.

The first namaz-e-janaza for Syed Manjur Hossain was held at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad in the afternoon.

Speaker Barrister Jamiruddin Sircar, Deputy Speaker Akther Hamid Siddique, Dhaka City Corporation Mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka, former President and LDP President Prof AQM Badruddozza Chowdhury, LDP leader Col (Retd) Oli Ahmed, Anwarul Kabir Talukder, former MPs and government and non-government officials attended the janaza.

The Speaker and Deputy Speaker placed wreaths on his coffin on behalf of Jatiya Sangsad.

Former chief whip Khandaker Delawr Hossain placed wreaths on behalf of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.

The second janaza was held at Holy Family Hospital Mosque at Maghbazar after Asr prayers.

He will be buried at Mistripara graveyard in Chapainawabganj today.

Meanwhile, Speaker Barrister Jamiruddin Sircar and Deputy Speaker Akther Hamid Siddique expressed deep shock at his death.

In a condolence message, they prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the members of the bereaved family.

BSS adds: Manjur was born in Maldah in the Indian state of West Bengal in 1943 and obtained his graduation from Kolkata University. His political career began with the National Awami Party (NAP) of Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani in 1970 and later he joined BNP in 1981.

He was the nephew of former Pradesh Congress President of West Bengal and Indian Railway Minister Ghani Khan Chowdhury.

LDP President Badruddoza Chowdhury expressed deep shock at his death.

He prayed for peace of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the members of the bereaved family.