President, PM mourns death of Hefazat chief Allama Shafi
Published: 09:04 PM, 18 September 2020 Updated: 09:18 PM, 18 September 2020
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Amir of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi on Friday
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Amir of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi.
In a separate condolence message, they prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.
Allama Shafi has passed away at Asgar Ali Hospital in the capital this evening. He is a veteran Qaumi Alem of the country holding the post of Muhtamim (Director General) of Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Muinul Islam Hathazari Madrassah in Chattogram.
After his voluntary resignation on Thursday, the board of directors of Hathazari Madrasa (Majlis Shura Committee) removed him from the post of director general and appointed him as the advisor of the madrasa (Sadar-e-Muhtamim).
On the same day, Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi fell ill in the face of student protests. After being relieved from duties at the madrasa, he was taken to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) by a fire service ambulance around 12:00 am on Thursday.
Allama Shafi, who was in the ICU of CMCH, was airlifted to Dhaka and admitted to Asgar Ali Hospital on Friday evening. He died there while undergoing treatment.
The 104-year-old top Qaumi Alem of the country Allama Ahmed Shafi has been suffering from old age complications as well as diabetes, high blood pressure and breathing difficulties for a long time.