Livestock minister Sayedul Hoque dies

Livestock minister Sayedul Hoque dies

Dhaka, Dec 16 (Just News): Fisheries and livestock minister Muhammed Sayedul Hoque passed away at a city hospital on Saturday morning.

He was 75.

Sayedul, an organiser of Liberation War and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s political aide, breathed his last at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) around 8:30am, said ministry public relations officer Shah Alam Badshah.

The minister had been undergoing treatment at the hospital since 17 September for old-age complications. He was put on life support on 13 December, reports UNB.

He left behind wife, one son and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.

His first namaz-e-janaza will be held at the south plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad at 9:00am on Sunday.

Later, his body will be taken to his constituency in Nasirnagar by a helicopter where his second janaza will be held at Ashutosh Pilot High School ground at 11:00am.

He will be buried at his family graveyard at Purbobhagh village of the upazila following another janaza after Zohr prayers, said Badshah.

Meanwhile, president Abdul Hamid, prime minister Sheikh Hasina and speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury expressed their deep shock at the death of the minister.

In separate condolence messages, they prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed their deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.

Born on 4 March 1942, Sayedul was elected MP for five times - 1973, 1996, 2001, 2008 and 2014 - on Awami League ticket.

Sayedul was made the fisheries and livestock minister after Awami League formed government in 2014.

He was also the vice-president of Brahmanbaria College Students’ Union (1965- 1966) and he actively took part in the Liberation War.