President Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of leader of the opposition in parliament and Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad, reports UNB.
In a condolence message, Sheikh Hasina recalled Ershad's constructive role in parliament as the opposition leader.
In separate messages, the president and the prime minister prayed for salvation of the departed soul and expressed deep sympathy to Ershad's bereaved family members.
The foreign minister, speaker, deputy speaker and the chief whip also mourned the death of former president of the country.
The former president of Bangladesh and Jatiya Party chairman Hussain Mohammad Ershad breathed his last at Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka on Sunday morning. He was 89.
JP presidium member and Ershad’s relative Khaled Akhter told Prothom Alo that the former president passed away around 7:45am.