Ex-cabinet Secretary Saadat Hussain dies


Dhaka, April 23: Former Cabinet Secretary and Public Service Commission Chairman Dr Saadat Hussain died at a hospital in the capital. He was 74.He breathed his last around 10:30 pm on Wednesday at United Hospital in the city where he was undergoing treatment, Shahzed Anam, son of Dr Saadat Hussain told themorningbellbd.com.

His namaz-e-Janaza will be held in Nikunja on Thursday morning, said Saadat’s son Shahjeb.

Earlier he was admitted to United Hospital on Monday. he was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and was kept on ventilation support.

He had been suffering from various old-age complexity since some days, according to his family members.

He left behind his wife, one son and two daughters to mourn.

Dr. Saadat Husain was born on November 24, 1946. He obtained his Ph.D Degree in Economics from Boston University, USA, in 1987. His doctoral thesis was on Performance Evaluation of some Public Enterprises (Sugar Mills) in Bangladesh.

He joined Civil Service of Pakistan (CSP) in 1969.

Dr. Saadat Husain had been actively involved in many socio-organizational activities. He was the Director, governing body of Grameen Bank; Chairman Bangladesh Cooperative Bank, Director, International Finance and Investment Company (IFIC); Founder-Chairman, Co-operative General Insurance and chairman Ansar-VDP Bank. He was a member, board of governors of Security and Exchange Commission, Bangladesh, Director, board of governors of Bangladesh Bank. He was also chairman, Bangladesh NGO Foundation. He was the General Secretary, student government (union) of Salimullah Muslim Hall, Dhaka University. He is a life member and the President of Bangladesh Society for Training and Development (BSTD). He is a Wood Badge Scout. He was awarded the highest honour of scouting, the Silver Tiger for his outstanding contribution to scouting movement.