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Statement on the death of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

It is with deep sadness that we have learnt the death of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 20 December.

We mourn the loss of the most wise, compassionate and generous person, fully committed to his fellow human beings.

His constant fight against poverty and marginalisation, and his key contribution to sustainable and equitable development, both in his native Bangladesh and around the world, have been ground-breaking. BRAC (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee), the organisation that he founded in 1972, became in less than 30 years one of the world’s largest and most effective non-governmental organisations with activities across the full spectrum of social development including education and healthcare.

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation Board extends its sincerest condolences to Lady Abed, his children and grandchildren, and to his extended family at BRAC and around the world.