BRAC Founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed Passes Away

Friday, December 20, 2019

BRAC Founder and Chair Emeritus Sir Fazle Hasan Abed passed away in a hospital in Dhaka. He was 83.

He died at Apollo Hospitals around 8:28pm on Friday, a press release from BRAC said. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, a son and grandchildren.

Brac Executive Director Asif Saleh and Brac International Executive Director Dr Muhammad Musa, in a joint statement, said: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we have to inform you of the passing of BRAC’s founder, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Abed Bhai, as we lovingly address him.

“He means so much to all of us that no words of consolation can take away the pain of losing him. We will honour his legacy with the same resilience, dignity and humility that he has instilled in us.”

Source: Dhaka Tribune (link opens in a new window)

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