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Former law minister Khasru laid to rest

Published 12:39 am | April 16, 2021

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Online desk : Former law minister and freedom fighter Abdul Matin Khasru was laid to rest at his family graveyard in Cumilla after namaz-e-janaza in his home district on Thursday.

His third funeral prayer was held on the Ananda Pilot Government High School grounds in Burichong Upazila sadar. The fourth one took place at 4pm at Bhagaban Government High School grounds before he was buried.

People from all walks of life, including his political allies and rivals, took part in janazas of the Cumilla-5 MP.

Khasru, who was elected president of the Supreme Court Bar Association in March this year, died on Wednesday at the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka. He was 71.

The Awami League presidium member is survived by his two children and wife.

Born on February 12, 1950 in Brahmanpara upazila’s Mirpur village, Khasru passed SSC from Madhabpur Government High School before enrolling at Cumilla Victoria College.

After graduation, he studied LLB at Cumilla Law College and joined Cumilla Judge’s Court in 1978 and enrolled as a High Court lawyer in July 1982.

He was enrolled as a senior lawyer in August 2010.

He had lost his first election on an Awami League ticket from his locality in 1986. Khasru was first elected an MP in 1991, then in 1996, 2008, 2014 and 2018.

During his tenure as the law minister, he played a vital role in scrapping the indemnity ordinance, clearing the way for the trial of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s killing.

He enjoyed huge popularity in both the political and legal arena.

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