PM mourns death of professor Mujibur Rahman Debdas

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Ekushey Padak winner professor Mujibur Rahman Debdas, reports BSS.

In a condolence message, the prime minister recalled Mujibur Rahman Debdas’ outstanding contributions to the great Liberation War in 1971.

“He (Debdas) had created a unique example of bravery for the cause of the motherland after being tortured physically and mentally by the Pakistani occupation forces during the great Liberation War,” she said.

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Sheikh Hasina prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.

Professor Mujibur Rahman, who later took the name ‘Debdas’ in 1971 as a protest against the Pakistani occupation army’s brutal persecution of Hindus in Rajshahi.

He died of old-age complications at his Mahurul village in Joypurhat sadar upazila early Monday. He was 90.

A former professor of Mathematics department at Rajshahi University, Mujibur Rahman Debdas was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2015 for his invaluable contributions to the Liberation War in 1971.

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