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CHT affairs secy Shahidul passes away

The Daily Start,Bss, Dhaka

Mohammad Shahidul Haque, Secretary In-charge of the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs, passed away due to a cardiac arrest at LabAid Hospital in the city yesterday at the age of 55.

He was laid to eternal rest at the Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard beside his father’s grave after the second janaza at Maghbazar.

The first namaz-e-janaza was held at the Bangladesh Secretariat Jame Mosque after Zohr prayers. Advisers of the caretaker government, cabinet secretary, secretaries of different ministries, officials and employees attended the janaza.

Shahidul, who joined the Bangladesh Civil Service in 1981, served various ministries. Prior to his joining the CHT Affairs Ministry in February he was additional secretary of the Ministry of Economic Relations Division.

A bachelor, Shahidul Haque was born in a respectable family in Sirajganj on September 11 in 1953.

He wrote a good number of articles on literature and contemporary subjects. He wrote two stories “Parapar” and “Dalu Nadir Haowa” and also authored three novels “Jiban O Rajnoitik Bastobata”, “Shey Rate Purnima Chilo” and “Mukh Cheye Dekhi”.

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