Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman F Rahman MP on Saturday expressed profound shock at the death of veteran politician and Awami League presidium member Mohammed Nasim.
In a condolence message, he said people of all walks of life alongside the political arena are deeply shocked at the death of Nasim, who was also the spokesperson the AL-led 14-party alliance and had served in several ministries as the minister.
“A seasoned politician Mohammad Nasim had dauntlessly faced all odds from the front during the bad times of Awami League without fearing the possibility of being imprisoned and tortured and even taking risks of his life,” Rahman said in the message.
“Despite various limitations, he [Nasim] had served praiseworthily in the home, health and several other ministries as the minister,” he added.
Recalling his intimacy with the late AL leader, the PM adviser said, “As we were imprisoned in the same jail for about two years during the tenure of the army-backed caretaker government our relations strengthened further and it will remain in my memory forever.”
“When he was the health minister, I, because of my involvement in pharmaceuticals industry, had shared many things with him for the development of the health sector and pharmaceuticals industry. He had worked with sincerity and cooperated a lot for the development of the pharmaceuticals sector. I am grateful to him for this,” said Rahman.
With the death of Mohammad Nasim, Awami League has lost a devoted leader and the country a courageous politician, he said.
Rahman also prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family.
Nasim passed away while undergoing treatment at Bangladesh Specialized Hospital in the capital Saturday morning at the age of 72.
His father, Shaheed Captain M Mansur Ali was one of the four national leaders, an organiser of the liberation war of Bangladesh and a close associate of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.