POST TIME: 7 March, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Priyabhashini passes away

Priyabhashini passes away

Noted sculptor and freedom fighter Ferdousi Priyabhashini passed away in a city hospital yesterday noon at the age of 71, reports UNB. Ferdousi Priyabhashini, who has been suffering from multiple complications including kidney ailment, diabetes, high blood pressure, orthopedics and heart disease, and undergoing treatment at Labaid Hospital, breathed her last around 12:45 pm, said her son Karu Titash. On last November, Priyabhashini fell over in her Gulshan residence and went into a shock. Priyabhashini was born on 19 February 1947 in Khulna. She married Ahsanullah Ahmed in 1972. Government awarded her Independence Day Award in 2010.

Her biography book 'Nindito Nandan' was published in Ekushey Book Fair in 2014. Ferdousi Priyabhashini, who was persecuted by Pakistani occupation army and its local collaborators during the Liberation War, got the ‘freedom fighter’ recognition in 2016. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Ferdousi Priyabhashini. In a condolence message, the prime minister recalled with profound respect the outstanding contributions of Priyabhashini to the Liberation War. “The nation has lost a valiant freedom fighter in her death, she said, adding her death is also an irreparable loss to the field of sculptor. Besides, Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor condoled her death.