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2020-09-01 06:35:44 BdST

President express deep shock at death of Pranab Mukherjee

President M Abdul Hamid have expressed profound shock and sorrow at former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee’s death, calling him a sincere and real friend of Bangladesh.

“He (Mukherjee) was a sincere and real friend of our country,” President Hamid said in a condolence statement on Monday particularly recalling his 1971 role in mobilising international supports for Bangladesh’s independence.

The President said Mukherjee’s role had worked in quickening the final victory in the Liberation War.

He said Mukharjee played an important role in creating public opinion in the international arena favouring Bangladesh’s freedom struggle.

“His (Pranab) death is really an irreparable loss to the political arena in the subcontinent,” President Hamid added.

The head of the state prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.

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