President Mohammed Shahabuddin has expressed profound shock at the death of former religious affairs minister and freedom fighter Motiur Rahman.

In a condolence message on Monday, the President said that the nation will forever remember Motiur Rahman's contributions to the Liberation War and education sector.

He also said that the country suffered an irreparable loss at the death of the Ekushey Padak awardee.

The president prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.

Veteran Awami League politician Motiur Rahman breathed his last around 11 pm on Sunday while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Mymensingh at the age of 81.

Born in 1942 in Akua village in Mymensingh Sadar upazila, he served as a member of the advisory committee of the Bangladesh Awami League until his death.

Besides, he taught at Nandina College in Jamalpur and later at Nasirabad College in Mymensingh.

He founded Alamgir Mansur Mintu Memorial College in 1969 and served as its principal until 2002.

Motiur Rahman was a two-time MP, nominated by Awami League for Mymensingh-4 constituency.

In 2014, he was appointed the minister of religious affairs.

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