Health Desk- Sep 01, 2020: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee describing him as ‘a true friend’ of Bangladesh and a friend of her family.
The Prime Minister was deeply saddened at the demise of Pranab Mukherjee and she got emotional and nostalgic recalling many memories with him, said PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim.
Sheikh Hasina recalled his ‘outstanding’ and ‘unforgettable’ contribution to the 1971 Liberation War as a politician and real well-wisher. “I always recall with profound respect his invaluable contributions to our Liberation War,” she said.
The Prime Minister said Pranab Mukherjee always provided his support to her family while they were in exile in India after assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on August 15, 1975.
Sheikh Hasina prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Mentionable, the first Bangalee Indian president Pranab Mukherjee died at the Army Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi Cantonment on Monday.
For the last 20 days, the former Indian President had battled various ailments. He was admitted on August 10, and had been in a coma and on ventilator support since.