Mohammed Nasim is confirmed dead at the age of 72.
Mohammed was best known as a Bangladeshi politician.
Mohammed Nasim
মোহাম্মদ নাসিম
Mohammed Nasim Rashtrapati Bhavan 2016.jpg
Nasim in New Delhi at Rashtrapati Bhavan (April 2016)
Member of Parliament
for Sirajganj-1
In office
9 January 2014 – 13 June 2020
Preceded byTanvir S. Joy
In office
28 October 2001 – 27 October 2006
Preceded byMohammad Selim
In office
5 March 1991 – 24 November 1995
Preceded byShafiqul Islam
In office
10 July 1986 – 6 December 1987
Member of Parliament
for Sirajganj-2
In office
23 June 1996 – 15 July 2001
Preceded byMirza Muraduzzaman
Succeeded byIqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
12 March 1999 – 15 July 2001
Preceded byRafiqul Islam
Succeeded byAltaf Hossain Chowdhury
Minister of Health and Family Welfare
In office
12 January 2014 – 6 January 2019
Preceded byAFM Ruhal Haque
Succeeded byZahid Maleque
Personal details
Born2 April 1948
Sirajganj District, East Bengal, Dominion of Pakistan
Died13 June 2020(2020-06-13) (aged 72)[1]
Dhaka, Bangladesh
NationalityBangladeshi
Political partyBangladesh Awami League
ChildrenTanvir S. Joy
FatherMuhammad Mansur Ali
RelativesMohammad Selim (brother)
Alma materJagannath College
Mohammed Nasim (2 April 1948 – 13 June 2020) was a Bangladesh Awami League politician who served as the former Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Minister of Home Affairs of the Government of Bangladesh respectively during 2014–2019 and 1999–2001. He was a 6th-time Jatiya Sangsad member representing the Sirajganj-1 constituency. He was a presidium member of Awami League and the spokesperson of the 14-party alliance.
Contents
1 Background
2 Career
3 Personal life
4 Death
5 References
Background
Nasim was born on 2 April 1948 in Sirajganj District to Muhammad Mansur Ali and Amena Monsur. Ali served as the 3rd Prime Minister of Bangladesh in 1975 and was one of the four leaders killed in the Dhaka Central Jail as a part of the coup d'état on 7 November 1975. Nasim graduated in political science from Jagannath College.
Career
Nasim was appointed as Public Works, Post and Telecommunications Minister in June 1996. Nasim took over the home ministry as well when the incumbent Rafiqul Islam was sacked in March 1999.
Nasim was elected to the parliament from Sirajganj-1 in 2014. He was appointed as the minister of Health and Family Affairs.
In February 2007, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) published a list of 50 persons of top corrupt suspects which included Nasim's name. The 50 were asked to submit their wealth statements at the ACC office within 72 hours of receiving the notification. Nasim was arrested by the joint forces on 5 February 2007. On 8 October, he was sentenced to 13 years in jail by a special anti-graft court. His wife, Laila Arzumand Banu, was also sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment for aiding him in amassing the wealth illegally.
Personal life
Nasim and Laila Arjumand Banu have three sons including Tanvir S. Joy.
Death
On 1 June 2020, Nasim was hospitalized in Dhaka after testing positive for COVID-19. Four days later, he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage during his treatment. On 13 June 2020, Nasim died while being treated for Covid-19 at a hospital in Dhaka.
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