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.
3 Personal life
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.
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.
Nasim and Laila Arjumand Banu have three sons including Tanvir S. Joy.
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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