‘A lawyer to the Poor’ Abdul Baset Majumder dies
Published: 11:28 AM, 27 October 2021 Updated: 01:52 PM, 27 October 2021
Abdul Baset Majumderl File Photo
Veteran lawyer Abdul Baset Majumder, a former vice-chairman of the Bangladesh Bar Council and former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association, and most commonly known as ‘A lawyer to the Poor’, has passed away (Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji’un).
He breathed his last at the United Hospital in the capital around 8:15 am on Wednesday, Rafsan Alvi, a junior advocate in his chamber, confirmed the matter to reporters.
On September 30, Abdul Baset Majumder was admitted to the United Hospital in the capital. He was given life support from Monday when his physical condition deteriorates. He was suffering from various diseases due to old age complications including spinal problems.
Born on January 1, 1938, in Laksam, Cumilla, Abdul Baset Majumdar was enrolled as a lawyer on September 28 in 1966. Then on February 8, 1967, he became a lawyer in the High Court.
Abdul Baset Majumder, a member of the Awami League’s advisory council, has set up a trust fund in his own name for distressed lawyers. Financial assistance is being provided from this fund to various lawyers associations of the country.
Abdul Baset Majumder has provided free or nominal legal aid to more than 20,000 people in his long career, for this reason, he is known as ‘A lawyer to the Poor’.