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Former home minister Sahara Khatun no more

Awami League (AL) Presidium Member and former Home Minister Advocate Sahara Khatun passed away on Thursday night. She was 72.

She breathed her last at 11:25 pm (Bangladesh time) at the Bumrungrad International Hospital in Thailand while she was undergoing treatment there, Anisur Rahman, nephew of Sahara Khatun, confirmed.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and condolence at the death of Sahara Khatun.

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq, state minister for Primary and Mass Education ministry Md Zakir Hossain MP among others expressed condolences at her death.

Sahara Khatun was taken to Thailand on Monday (July 6) for better treatment as she had been suffering from various old-age related complications.

An aircraft carrying her departed from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in city around 1.15 pm. Her personal assistant secretary Advocate Anisur Rahman is accompanying the AL leader.

On June 2, she had been admitted to the United Hospital in city’s Gulshan area with allergy, fever and old related complications and later she was shifted to the ICU on June 19 after her condition deteriorated.

The lawmaker of Dhaka-18 constituency was released from city’s United Hospital around 11.20 am on July 6.