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Former foreign secy Faruq Chowdhury dies

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Inserted: 09:26, Wednesday 17 May 2017 || Updated: 16:02, Wednesday 17 May 2017

Former foreign secy Faruq Chowdhury dies - National
Former foreign secretary and high commissioner Faruque Ahmed Chowdhury

Dhaka: Former foreign secretary and ambassador Faruq Ahmed Chowdhury died on Wednesday morning. He was 85.

He breathed his last around 4:30am on Wednesday at Square Hospital in the capital.

Former foreign secretary Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury confirmed about the death of Faruq Ahmed Chowdhury.

After Zohr prayers, the body of Faruq Ahmed Chowdhury was taken to the Foreign Ministry where his first namaj--e-janaza was held.

Afterward, his body was taken to the Baitul Aman Jame Mosque at Road No. 7 in Dhanmondi where his second namaz-e-janaza will be held after Asr prayers. The former ambassador would be buried at Azimpur Graveyard, said Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury.

Faruq Ahmed Chowdhury also served as a governing body member of BRAC.

Born on January 4, 1934 at Karimganj in Assam state of India, Faruq A. Choudhury entered the Pakistan Foreign Service in 1956 and subsequently held various appointments in the Pakistan Foreign Office. He also served as the high commissioner in India and other countries. He served as the secretary general of SAARC Secretariat since the birth of SAARC in 1985. After retirement from public service, Faruq Chowdhury joined BRAC as its adviser. He also served as a governing body member of BRAC. Besides, he was the chairman of Delta-Brac Housing.

Faruq Chowdhury received Bangla Academy Award and IFIC Bank Literary Award.

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