Rashid Suhrawardy passes away in London

Updated February 12, 2019

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Rashid Suhrawardy, the only son of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy dies of natural causes at the age of 78. — Photo courtesy: Dhaka Tribune
Rashid Suhrawardy, the only son of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy dies of natural causes at the age of 78. — Photo courtesy: Dhaka Tribune

KARACHI: Rashid Suhrawardy, the only son of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, former prime minister of Pakistan, the last prime minister of Undivided Bengal, and founder of the Awami League, died of natural causes in London on Feb 5.

He was 78.

Educated in the UK at Charterhouse School and Oxford University, Mr Suhrawardy attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London after which he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. One of his most notable roles was in the the film Jinnah, in which he played the part of Pandit Nehru.

Mr Suhrawardy was unmarried and so leaves no direct heirs, but his closest relatives are Begum Shahida Jamil, Begum Naz Ashraf and Princess Sarvath El Hassan.

Published in Dawn, February 12th, 2019