Remembering Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG

People from all over the world have shared their memories and feelings about Sir Fazle. You can view some of the messages below.

A true global leader

Our country has lost one of its very best sons! He has left this world leaving a huge legacy for all of us! A truly global leader! May his soul rest in peace in heaven!

Alamgir Shohag

A legacy of gravitas, courage and humility

We are deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. No words of consolation can take away the pain of losing him. We hope the whole nation will remember Sir Fazle Hasan Abed`s legacy with the same gravitas, courage and humility that he has instilled in us.

Half Stop Down

It is a great loss for the world

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) family mourns the passing away of its Board member Sir Fazle Hasan Abed We are deeply shocked by the passing away of one of the greatest social innovators Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of BRAC and member of CPD`s Board of Trustees. The CPD family gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Sir Fazle in lifting millions of people out of poverty and backwardness in Bangladesh, and in many other less developed countries. The visionary leader guided CPD since its establishment through his profound wisdom and beyond the box ideas. It is a great loss for BRAC, CPD, Bangladesh and the world. May his soul rest in peace.

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)

An icon of international development

Sir Fazle has been an icon of international development whom we have closely worked with, through the Mastercard Foundation. May his soul Rest In Peace.

Barnabas Nawangwe

The legendary Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

You will keep on shining forever in them millions of hearts of poor and needy - thank you, the legendary Sir Fazle Hasan Abed!

Razik Fazle

A legend gone...but the legacy remains.

Sir Fazle Abed gone too soon. You leave behind a legacy for millions to follow. Dearest Abed bhai you will be missed more than you will ever know. Deepest condolences to the entire family, friends and colleagues.

Naila Husain Chowdhury

Legends never die

Legends never die, they live within their great deeds! Rest in peace, Sir.

Dr Zarin Tasnim Maliha

A man with a golden heart

We deeply mourn the passing away of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. He was the legend of the nation and a man with a golden heart. His persistency and devotion changed the lives of millions across the world. May his soul Rest In Peace.

Jaago Foundation

One of the world’s greatest luminaries

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, the Founder of BRAC and one of the world’s greatest luminaries, is reunited today with his dear friend and SAJIDA’s Founder Syed Humayun Kabir. As we struggle to bear the immense loss of his passing, we are comforted by the knowledge that our dearest Abed bhai’s spirit is eternally immortalised in the very foundation of the country which he dedicated his life to protect and build, and the hearts of millions in which he will continue to live on forever. He was a second father to the SAJIDA family and we are all united in our grief and in our prayers for him and his family.

Sajida Foundation

Most remarkable person

Demise of a most remarkable person in Bangladesh history. May Allah grant him in Jannat.

Salah Uddin Ahmmed Tuhin

Goodbye Sir Fazle

A brightest star of Bangladesh! Goodbye!

S.Chayon Barm

A Legendary Person

A Legendary person of all time. He will remain with us through his great and noble work. Praying for the great soul.

Shaheen Hasnat

He will always live in my heart

The man who inspired Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and created the worlds biggest not for profit organization BRAC, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed today leaves us! He was from Bangladesh- BRAC started as Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee to rehabilitate the refugees from East Pakistan to India when they were coming back to newly made a Bangladesh. He was a sweet and energetic man, I wished to spend more time with him in Bangladesh which he agreed to but we never got to materialize this! He will live in my heart always as a Happy content man!

Rehan Allahwala


Nothing is everlasting in this transient world. We don`t live for the infinity, but our deeds do. In this mundane world, what you have achieved, will surely invoke many others to do at least something good for the destitute, and you will remain as a glowing star in the history of mankind, always. Because heroes never die...

Digonto Gomes

শোকে আমিও কাতর

সেই মহান, যে করে, মানবতার কল্যাণ ----- পৃথিবীকে কিছু দিতে না পারলে কি মূল্য এ জীবনের ? তিনি দিয়েছেন --- তাই তিনি অমর শোকে আমিও কাতর



May your soul rest in peace Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. You helped so many people to live in peace. ♥

Saugat Bosu

Thank you abed bhai

"A living legend who innovated path for others to be followed. We lost him."

Md. Musfikur Rahman

Sir Abed

On behalf of the KPMG the Netherlands team, I`d like to express our condolences and sincere sadness to the BRAC organisation and ofcourse to Abed bhai’s family. It was a privilege to meet him and to work for him. He was truly an inspiring person with a huge positive impact for the people in Bangladesh and other countries were BRAC is operating. He was really a visionary person when he started the BRAC organization and with his intentions to help other people, who needed this help.

Arjan van Opzeeland


It is very interesting to see how he became a world leading person from a third world country, how a man empowers himself and his native people, how God blessed him with lots of successes? World needs people like him very much.

Muhammad Anowar Saadat


বিজয়ের পরবর্তী যুদ্ধে বিধ্বস্ত বাংলাদেশের নিরন্ন মানুষের অভাব ঘুচাতে একটা নতুন সমাজ বিনির্মাণের প্রয়াস শুরু করেছিলেন স্যার ফজলে হাসান আবেদ। অসহায় মানুষদের বাতিঘর হয়ে উঠেছিলেন তিনি। আলোকিত বাংলাদেশ বিনির্মাণের অগ্রদূত সেই মানুষটি আমাদের ছেড়ে চলে গেছেন। প্রিয় আবেদ ভাই মরে যাননি, তাঁর কর্ম তাঁকে আমাদের মাঝে বাঁচিয়ে রাখবে চিরকাল। পরম শ্রদ্ধার সাথে স্মরণ করবো তাঁকে।

আসিফ রেজা


Nobody exists in the world for fulfilling his lost. His loss is irreparable. He was the changemaker for the nation. He thought always about the development of poor people. Today we are speechless, shocked and morn to lose him. May Allah grant him superior Jannat.


ভালো থাকবেন প্রিয় আবেদ স্যার

মুগ্ধ করার মতো একজন মানুষ আবেদন স্যার। কতটুকু দেশপ্রেম থাকলে আরাম আয়েশের জীবন ছেড়ে একটি যুদ্ধ বিদ্ধস্ত দেশে এসে এক অনিশ্চত জীবনের যাত্র শুরু করতে পারেন তা তাঁকে না দেখলে বুঝতে পারতাম না। ছোট্ট এই জীবনে তাঁর জীবন থেকে শেখার আছে অনেক কিছু। আবেদ স্যার বেঁচে থাকবেন তাঁর কর্মের মাঝে। নিরন্তর ভালোবাসা স্যার। আপনার কাজ আপনি সমাপ্ত করে গেছেন এবার আমাদের পালা।

Md Emran Hossain

Condolence from Bangladesh Community Media Sector & Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication

Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG founder of BRAC & Chair Emeritus, passed away on 20th December, 2019. We mourn his depart and offer our deepest condolences to his family & affiliated with BRAC. His achievements are outstanding and will continue to make an impact on the lives of many. There is only little we can say when an important person in our lives suddenly passes away. No words can make you feel better. Bangladesh’s economy was ruined in 1972 after the war and Abed identified the needs of the poor. Particularly, the refugees returning from India after seeking shelter during the war inspired him to found BRAC. Enabling them to develop their own capacity to better manage their lives was his main objective. The same can be said about the later 2010 BRAC facilitated community radio Pallikantho 99.2. Therefore, community radio Pallikantho 99.2 broadcasting altogether 12 hours program per day on information, education, local entertainment and development motivation activities. Around 40 youth women & youth are now working with those stations as community broadcaster in line with giving voices to the rural people. We, Bangladesh Community Media Sector & Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) extend our deepest sympathies to his family members and staff members of BRAC. Bangladesh Community Media Sector & Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) will always cherish the wonderful memories made with Fazle Hasan Abed. Fazle Hasan Abed will always be remembered. His legacy will live on. AHM Bazlur Rahman Chief Executive Officer Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)

AHM Bazlur Bazlur


He was great philanthropist,job Creator and born from the development of human beings. Deepest condolences from me and my family. We will never forget you SIR.

Swapan Saha

Sir Fazle is Bangladesh!

Bangladesh would never become what it has become today without your dreams, hard work, spirit and achievements! An eternal lighthouse for the have nots in Bangladesh and outside. You have proved many times that one’s vision and perseverance are bigger than challenges, be it in health, education, nutrition, employment, governance and everything. Demise of the second tallest son of this soil after Sheikh Mujib!

Syed Khaled Ahsan