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Language veteran Rawshan Ara dies at 87

  • Published at 01:41 pm December 3rd, 2019
Rawshan Ara Bachchu
Rawshan Ara Bachchu UNB

PM mourns death, prays for eternal peace of the departed soul

Language Movement veteran Rawshan Ara Bachchu has died at 87.

She died around 3am on Tuesday, while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Dhaka, daughter Tahmida Bachchu said.

She was one of the valiant women who played an active role in the Language Movement of 1952, Reports BSS.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed profound shock and sorrow at the demise of a language movement veteran Rawshan Ara Bachchu.

In a message of condolence, the premier recalled Rawshan Ara’s contribution to the language movement.

The prime minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

Born on Dec 17, 1932, in Kulaura, Rawshan Ara joined politics of Democratic Progressive Front after her admission to Dhaka University.

Rawshan Ara played an active role of an organizer to hold a women' procession in Dhaka University's Amtala are defying a ban on rallies on February 21, 1952.

A philosophy graduate, Rawshan Ara thought at several prominent schools in Dhaka including Azimpur Girls' School and Nazrul Academy.

The mortal remains of Rawshan Ara were taken to the Bangla Academy on Tuesday afternoon to pay the last respects to her.

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