Rich tributes pour in for M. A. Muhith, the most honest politician
“He was a good man from head to toe. He integrated the economy and the culture well. He showed that he could implement what he thought.
“He’s been saying for the past few days that he wants to leave. He used to say, ‘My job is done, this time I want to leave. You can see the rest “. He had decided to leave last week. Finally he left.”
These were the words the brother of former finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith spoke while paying respects to the late Muhith at the Union Shaheed Minar on Saturday afternoon. Reminiscing about their last moments together, Muhith’s brother, Foreign Minister AK Momen said the former finance minister had fulfilled his responsibilities for a decade but was ready to end his service.
Muhith’s coffin was carried to the Central Shaheed Minar after the janaza at Azad Mosque in Gulshan on Saturday morning. Another Janaza was held at the University of Dhaka.
Finally, Muhith’s body was taken to Sylhet, where people from all walks of life paid their last respects. He will be buried in his family cemetery.
In the meantime, rich tributes poured in for the political veteran.
Central Awami League leaders, led by General Secretary Obaidul Quader, paid tribute to the late member of the party’s advisory board. Highlighting Muhith’s commendable role, Obaidul Quader said: “He was successful both as an economist and as finance minister. The most important thing is that there are not many honest people in the politics of this country. He was an honest man.”
Matia Chowdhury, a member of the Awami League Presidium and colleague of Muhith in the cabinet, said: “Abul Maal Abdul Muhith was an enlightened man not only in Bangladesh but in the world. He had a sense of responsibility and human qualities. like him?”
Zafrullah Chowdhury, the public health activist, said: “Abul Maal Abdul Muhith is one of those who brought independence to the country. He was in Washington during the war of liberation and played a role with expatriates. Without the efforts of expatriates, the Bangabandhu liberation movement would not have been possible.”
Former Minister of Education Nurul Islam Nahid said, “Muhith contributed directly and indirectly to the economy of the country in many ways. If we can keep the work he has done, it will be for the good of the country.
Praising Muhith’s honesty, cultural personality Asaduzzaman Noor said: “He was a good man from head to toe. He integrated the economy and the culture well. He showed that he could implement what he thought.”
Workers’ Party chairman Rashed Khan Menon said: “Muhith was a very simple and always smiling man. I call him a bureaucrat, I call him a politician and I call him a minister. He is a rare person.”
Highlighting the many aspects of the former finance minister, Hasanul Haque Inu, chairman of JSD, said, “Muhith Bhai believed in the spirit of liberation war. We have lost a talented man from the intellectual world, we have lost a patron from the cultural world. world, we have lost a realistic economist of the economic world. »
Information Minister Hasan Mahmud said, “Bangladesh has today moved from a low-income country to a middle-income country. Despite all the adversities, Bangladesh is heading towards prosperity today. In this regard, he (Muhith) helped Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in every possible way.
Major General SM Salauddin Islam, Military Secretary to the President and Brigadier General Kabir Ahmed, Military Secretary to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also paid tribute to the Central Shaheed Minar.
Sergeant-at-Arms Commodore Mia Mohammad Naeem Rahman paid tribute on behalf of National Assembly Speaker Shirin Sharmin.