CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY OF RASHID AHMED (1948-2021)
It is with heartfelt sorrow that the European Rohingya Council (ERC) received the devastating news of the demise of our esteemed General Secretary Haikal Mansor’s father RASHID AHMED.
Mr. RASHID AHMED (U Tin Maung) had been suffering from chronic medical conditions for which he had undergone numerous medical treatments for a month. Despite his ailing conditions, he had set an example for his son who continues to dedicate and contribute tirelessly and professionally at the European Rohingya Council in advancing the cause of persecuted Rohingya people.
Mr. RASHID AHMED (also known as Mayu RASHID on social media), son of Zahir Miah and Fatema Khatun, and husband of Nur Nahar (Daw Tin Nu), was a humble, caring and well-respected Rohingya elder from Quarter 4, the outskirts of Maungdaw township, Arakan, Myanmar.
In 1994, he was forced into exile in Bangladesh by the Myanmar Military regime following the crackdowns on Rohingya leaders, elders and intellectuals. While living in Chittagong, Bangladesh, he had continued to work for the cause of Rohingya.
He passed away at the age of 73 surrounded by the family in Chittagong on September 16, 2021. The passing of Mr. RASHID AHMED is a deeply devastating loss for Haikal Mansor and the Rohingya community.
The European Rohingya Council conveys our sincere condolence and sympathy to the family and relatives of Mr. RASHID AHMED on this bereavement. We pray to the Almighty Allah to grant his soul the sweetness of Paradise and his family the strength to bear the great loss with courage.