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Shahid Jaya Mushtari Shafi passes away

Staff Correspondent
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Shahid Jaya Mushtari Shafi
Shahid Jaya Begum Mushtari Shafi, who made a special contribution to the war of liberation, is no more (Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilahi Raziun). She died at the Combined Military Hospital in the capital on Monday afternoon.

Abdullah Zafar, the son-in-law of Begum Mushtari Shafi, confirmed the news.

Mushtari Shafi, 84, was suffering from various complications including kidney and blood infections. She was brought to Dhaka from Chattogram on 2 December. After recovering a bit, returned home. And was treated at CMH since December 14.

Abdullah Zafar told that Begum Mushtari Shafi suffered a heart attack while undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit at around 4 pm today. Doctors declared her dead at 5:10 pm.

During the war of liberation, on 7 April, her husband, doctor Mohammad Shafi and younger brother Ehsanul Haque Ansari were killed by the Pakistani army. Begum Mushtari worked as a word soldier in Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra till December 16, 1971.

The Bangla Academy awarded a fellowship to Shahid Jaya Mushtari Shafi in 2016 for his unique role in the war of liberation. She received the Begum Rokeya award in 2020.

Mushtari Shafi has worked for a long time for the protection of women's rights in Chattogram.

Mushtari Shafi was born in 1938 in Faridpur, then undivided Bengal, British India.

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