Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of noted sculptor and freedom fighter Ferdousi Priyabhashini.
In a condolence message, the premier recalled with profound respect outstanding contributions of Priyabhashini to the liberation war.
“The nation has lost a valiant freedom fighter in her death,” she said, adding her death is also an irreparable loss to the field of sculptor.
Priyabhashini died of a cardiac arrest at Labaid Hospital in Dhaka this afternoon at the age of 71.
She suffered a massive cardiac arrest around 12:45 pm at the hospital where she was admitted on February 23 with kidney complications and orthopaedic problems, hospital sources said.
Priyabhashini was one of the victims of the Pakistani occupation forces that together with their local collaborators violated almost a quarter of a million Bangalee women.