Mohmmed Nasim
Mohmmed Nasim File photo

Jatiya Oikya Front, led by Kamal Hossain, on Saturday condoled the death of ruling Awami League presidium member Mohammad Nasim.

In a condolence message, the top leaders of the alliance said, "The role of Mohammad Nasim in all democratic movements of Bangladesh, including the Liberation War, will ever be remembered."

“We’re deeply saddened at his demise,” the message added.

The Oikya Front leaders prayed for salvation of the departed soul of Nasim and conveyed their sympathy to the bereaved family members.

Gonoforum president Kamal Hossain, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, standing committee member Abdul Moyeen Khan, JSD president ASM Abdur Rob, Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, Gonoforum general secretary Reza Kibria, Gonoshasthaya Kendra fonder Zafrullah and Prof Nurul Amin Bepari jointly issued the message.

Mohammed Nasim, who suffered a stroke while undergoing treatment for coronavirus, passed away at a city hospital on Saturday at the age of 72.

On 5 June, the former minister underwent a successful surgery after his condition worsened following the stroke while undergoing treatment. Since then, he had been in coma.

Nasim, son of M Mansur Ali, one of the slain four national leaders, was born on 2 April, 1948 in Sirajganj.

He served as minister of health and family welfare and minister of home affairs respectively during 2014–2019 and 1999–2001.