Sheikh Hassina to Attend Prez’s Wife’s Funeral


Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hassina will arrive at New Delhi to on Wednesday to attend the funeral of Suvra Mukherjee the wife of President Pranab Mukherjee, officials said.

Mukherjee's wife died today due to a cardiac arrest. Her ancestral home is in Bhadrabila village in Bangladesh's Narail district, bdnews24 reported. Hasina, in a statement, said she was profoundly shocked at the demise of Suvra Mukherjee and offered condolences.

She will return to Dhaka on Wednesday afternoon after the funeral, Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim was quoted as saying. Hasina's sister Sheikh Rehana and Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali will accompany her. President Abdul Hamid also mourned Suvra Mukherjee's death.