Former AL lawmaker Dr M Shamsul Huq Bhuiyan dies

Published : 02 Feb 2024 09:43 PM

Dr M Shamsul Huq Bhuiyan, former member of parliament (MP) from Chandpur-4 constituency and former district Awami League (AL) president, died at a hospital in Dhaka Friday morning.He was 75.

"He breathed his last at 8am on the day while undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospitals in the capital", said a press release.

He left behind his wife Dr Anowara Huq, two sons, two daughters and a host of relatives and admirers.

According to relatives, Shamsul was suffering from an incurable disease.

His first Namaz-e-Janaza was held after Asar prayers at Eskaton Garden Jam-e Mosque and then his body was taken to his village home at Faridganj.

He was the founder of Faridganj Gardkalindia Hazera-Hasmat Degree College; former chief engineer of Dhaka City Corporation, former senate member of Dhaka University and founder of Apollo Group of Industries.

Mr Bhuiyan was elected MP from Faridganj in 2014.

In the 12th national election of 2024, he contested as an independent candidate from Chandpur-4 (Faridganj) and Chandpur-3 (Sadar-Haimchar) constituencies and was defeated.

Dr Bhuiyan was born in Chandpur district on July 1, 1948. His father's name was Mohammad Hasmat Ullah and his mother's name was Hazera Begum. He was graduated with an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka.

In a condolence message, incumbent lawmaker from Chandpur-4 constituency Muhammad Shafiqur Rahman expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Dr M Shamsul Huq Bhuiyan.

He also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.