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.

We miss you

Beloved Abed bhai - we miss you already. The love, brilliance, compassion and endless optimism and hope that you brought to our planet lives on in the millions of lives you touched.

Vilupti Christina Lok Corlis

A great gift to humanity

A great soul and a great gift to humanity! He was not a spark but a flame that will keep burning in the hearts of all whom he inspired! May you live forever through the millions of lives that you have touched!

Argha Basu

Thanks giving to mr. Fazle.

We the people you have been and you have always helped will remember you as a *Hero *Soul doctor *Rescuer *the world`s father etc A lot of words to describe your goodness dear Fazle. My sister did have school fees and the option was getting married at 17 years but you chose her and took her to a school which she never dreamt attending in her entire life. We celebrate the gift of life God has given you and we as well humbly pray for your soul to rest in eternal peace until we meet you again dear.

Nakyeswa Harriet

God`s gift on earth

Beautiful, such people are simply God`s gift on earth.

Sheikh Taimur Nawaz

Carrying your legacy forward

Thank you Abed Bhai! You were a great source of inspiration not just to us Bangladeshis, but also to the people around the globe. This is an irreparable loss to have inspired and changed so many people`s lives in so many positive will be severely missed! Rest in peace...I am sure that your followers and coworkers will carry your legacy forward. Best wishes for BRAC!

Shahidul Islam

It`s pitty!

The world has lost a truly remarkable human being and one who has changed the world and my life in an amazing way. He will be remembered forever as the man who touched a valuable thing and an imagination only limited by our thoughts. Condolences go to his family and friends and BRAC family at large. He may be gone but will never be forgotten!! May Good Loard put at his right hand. May your Soul Rest in Peace.

Wafula Moses Musia

Rest in Peace Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

His enormous contribution to make a better world will always be remembered. Such loss of intellectual and dedicated person to humanity is irrecoverable. May Allah rest his soul in peace.

Rasel Azam

Soul touch.

We will miss the man of all forms of integrity,good hearted,inovater,employer and everything imagine an just 4 months in the organisation but my life changed immediately so God may his soul rest in peace we shall miss him for centuries.

Tuhairwe Fredrick

The most important standard bearers of development for our generation

I would like to convey my heartfelt condolences for the departure of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. One of the reasons why I have been long wanting to work in Bangladesh was because of him who had been one of the most important standard bearers of development for our generation. It is a great loss to Bangladesh as well as to the world. I pray for his soul rest in eternal peace.

Tomoo Hozumi

He left footprints on our hearts

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. Death is an inevitable state of transition. Not all lives can be celebrated. Let us celebrate the life of Sir Fazle and take the mourning behind us. Salut au grand homme!‬

Dr Chanchal Khan

He was a legend

I am so sad today! Sir Fazle Hasan Abed was a legend, a man who always inspired me. Bangladesh will remember you forever, sir! My heartfelt condolences to his family, to BRAC and the whole non-profit sector in Bangladesh.

Shyda Rashid

Remembering Sir Fazle

Sir Fazle Abed is the most respected person in my life next to my late Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. I spent many meetings learning his humility and simple wisdom. Death is a given. We all die eventually. Abed reminds us that service to humanity is the highest value for our time on this planet. On my last day, I want to say, "It was a useful journey and I did not waste the opportunity to serve."

Jack Sim

God bless you!

Deeply saddened to hear this tragic news that Sir Fazli Hassan Abed is no more in this world. My condolences to #BRAC family, friends and colleagues. May his soul rest in peace. With love from Afghanistan

Ahmad Ramin AYAZ


He knew how to listen, iterate, and generate an actionable, always collaborative solution to the most difficult problems faced by the most exploited and marginalized. A giant among men, he made a positive difference in the lives of countless millions mourning his passing the bottom of their broken hearts at this very moment, no matter where they happen to be in Bangladesh and well beyond our political borders. A man of rare presence beautifully tempered by an authentic confluence of exemplary humility, resilience, and gratitude, his insatiable desire to empower the disempowered came from the deepest resonance of cognitive and emotional empathy only saints seem to possess and nurture. There won`t be another. Rest in peace, Abed Bhai, knowing that your journey in this transient and dystopic Duniya will continue.

Sohel Nadeem Rahman

RIP Abed Sir

A true legend who have vision to change the lifestyle of rural people. we lost a person who contribute his life to make others life better. Respect for you Sir. May god bless your soul.

Richard Baroi


A tremendous loss for the world. It is an honor that I have lived in the world during the years when Sir Abed worked tremendously to reduce the sufferings of humankind and make this world a better place. Thank you Sir Abed for your dedicated service - world will miss you.

Muhammad Mizanur Rahaman

Thanks for everything Sir.

you are not the son of Bangladesh you are the son of the world. World is proud of you sir. Golden son of earth. Thanks for everything sir. Regards.

Md. Al - Amin Ul Haque

Abed bhai your legacy is a shining light.

To turn every life meaningful is the task ahead of us to keep your legacy . we will ensure no inequality among persons and no poverty. You rest in power Sir.

Mwerya Scovia

BRAC Founder

May he continue to pray for your work and be an inspiration to others that nothing is impossible for those who love their brothers and sisters.


Good bye and shine on

May you keep shining forever through them millions of hearts of poor and needy - thank you, the legendary Sir Fazle Hasan Abed!

Razik Fazle

Wherever you are, we will miss you

I know him as a man of his word, a man who was ready to sacrifice for a better future. Sir we love you.

Jislam Shawon


Definitely it is a great loss for the society. His contribution is unremarkable and the Bangladeshi society will remember him for his invaluable remarks. May his soul rest in peace.


About Late.SIR ABED

SIR ABED has gone from this world for life long. It is a great loss for all of us. I remember that -in 1980 when I was a student of class 8 , I saw him at PUBNA BRAC Branch where he visited the branch members. He did many productive functions in BRAC towards the development of women /children/education /many fields. May Almighty God/Allah grants Late SIR ABED Jannath /Heaven. Respectfully. Dr.Muhammad Arif Rana Global Family Doctor (LDM-224)-WONCA at SIG Based in Manikganj-Bangladesh. December 21-2019-Saturday-08:44 AM.

Dr. Muhammad Arif Rana

Missing his inspirational speech

I was one of the founding academics at BRAC University back in 2001. At the beginning phase we had to face many challenges to start residential semester at Savar. I still remember Sir Fazle Hasan Abed’s motivational speech, which also inspired us to overcome the challenges! His speech at the graduation ceremony or at his own office always inspired me! I’m one of the luckiest persons to serve BRAC University from the beginning and had a chance to meet him time to time. It’s a great lost for not only brac family or Bangladesh but also the entire world where person like Sir Abed needed more! I mourned the death of him and also wish for his family and friends to bear such pain in this difficult time! Salute you Sir Abed Bahai, you will remain in my heart forever!

Dr S Wohab

A True Pioneer

Today, the world has lost a true pioneer in the field of anti-poverty movement. Mr. Fazle Abed has shown everyone how to empower the poorest of the poor with knowledge, skills, and abilities. BRAC, I hope will continue to fill the void left by his demise.

Akm Rahman