Ferdousi Priyabhashini passes away

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Dhaka, Mar 06: Noted sculptor and freedom fighter Ferdousi Priyabhashini passed away while undergoing treatment at Labaid Hospital in the capital on Tuesday noon. She was 71.The spokesman of Labaid Hospital Saifur Rahman Lenin confirmed the matter to media.

Priyabhashini had been suffering from multiple ailments like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

Government of Bangladesh awarded her Independence Day Award in 2010.

Priyabhashini was born on 19 February 1947 in Khulna, Bangladesh to her parents Rowshan Hasina and Syed Mahbubul Hoque. Priyabhashini was married to an artist in 1963.

She later became a sculptor. Since 1990, she has exhibited her works through exhibitions. Her first exhibition was jointly inaugurated by artist SM Sultan and poet Sufia Kamal, and anchored by Syed Shamsul Haque.