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.


BRAC is a synonym for development and Abed sir created this for all Bangladeshis

Md. Fazley Rabbi

You are an inspiration for US

Sir Abed, you have inspired SpaandanB, the Bangladeshis abroad to join the development movement at home. We will continue in your footsteps and create a better Bangladesh.


A true legend

If did not meet Abed Bhai in person, I would never have learnt that there are two types of people: one who dreams; and the other who lives the dreams. Abed Bhai was the one who lived his dream and that dream was to help lifting people out of poverty. Just before I left BRAC earlier this year, he said to me "Foysol, my dream is to eradicate extreme poverty" I said "This is very good and we do it in Bangladesh". He said "My dream is not just for Bangladesh, my dream is for the whole world!". May Allah make this dream become a reality and for every person who is lifted out of poverty, we know that the legend will live on ... Rest in Peace dear Abed Bhai!

Mohamed Foysol Chowdhury

thank you

The world has lost an icon but Sir Abed`s legacy is in the millions of lives he has improved and the institutions he has left behind. I feel privileged to have had him as a mentor, as he has been to many, and will be forever grateful for the opportunity he provided to start my career at BRAC. That experience and the advice he provided subsequently was invaluable. His achievements, compassion and humility are an inspiration for all of us. Thank you Sir Abed.

Hassan Zaman

Salute to the great visionary hero

Dear Abed Bhai, Thank you for your lifelong dedication serving those who need most and giving us a great gift “BRAC”. I salute you sir. Sincerely, Dr Mukesh Prajapati

Dr Mukesh Prajapati

The world lost an extraordinary person today...

The world lost an extraordinary person today, Dr. Fazle Abed, founder of the world`s largest ngo BRAC. Called "one of the most dynamic and selfless humanitarians of our time.” He worked to alleviate poverty and increase education in the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and Africa. To be in his presence was to be in the presence of humility, respect, and someone fully committed to the service of others.

Natasha Khan

You will be missed Abed vai

You will be missed, remembered and loved for what you have done for us dear Sir! Thank you for everything. May Allah accept you for Jannah! Saiful, YP(4)

Md Saiful Islam

Salute to Sir Abed

It is an extreme sad day for the people of Bangladesh. I hope the BRAC family won`t rest the speed of Sir Abed`s dream of eradicating poverty,providing shelter to the homeless or refugees, educating children and many other projects. The movement that he had started 47 years ago brought name and fame and above all bring dignity and self-sufficiency to the country. BRAC is providing services to many Asian countries and also across the Atlantic in Haiti, which shows how efficient this organization is. One of the biggest organizations in name and huge in service. As a Bangladeshi, I am very proud of Sir Abed`s contribution to the world which is BRAC. Salute to Sir Abed. Aeman Rasul Virginia, USA

Aeman T Rasul

The most humble and charismatic person I ever had the privilege to meet.

I was told to call him Abed Bhai when I interviewed him. An incredible human being with a fascinating story. Other people took credit for the pioneering work he did with microcredit before it was popularised by another Bangladeshi. A true unsung hero.

James Melik

Thanks for your inspiration, Fazle!

Sorry for the loss and condolences to all family, friends and colleagues of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. May his work continue to inspire us, as we scale up quality education programmes!

Tom Vandenbosch


আমি একজন প্রবাসী, তার মতো একজন গুনী মানুষের মৃত্যুতে গবীর শোকাহত। তার আত্মার শান্তি কামনা করি। ব্রাক শুধু একটি প্রতিষ্ঠান নয় এটি বাংলাদেশের উন্নয়নের একটি অংশ। লাখো নয়,কোটি কোটি মানুষ ব্রাকের ধারা উপকৃত। দেশের লেখা পড়া থেকে শুরু করে,ত্রান সাহায্য চিকিৎসা দিয়ে সব সময় গরীব দুঃখী মানুষের উপকার করছেন। ব্রাক যেরকম বাংলাদেশের কোটি মানুষের হৃদয়ে আছে সে ভাবে দেখতে চাই। ব্রাকের জন্য শুভ কামনা রহিল।

রহমান জিয়া


I never got the chance to talk him.Now I think I missed to see the legend Sir Fazle and I feel deep respect for him for his works, innovation, courage and kind heart.


Celebrating Abed Bhai`s life

He redefined the course of development arena, yet he never stopped transforming his way of work. He is someone who always encouraged innovation and enlightened young professionals with life-changing advices. I`m ever grateful to you for one such advice and will continue to celebrate your achievements and footprints. You will always be a source of inspiration, Sir Abed Bhai!

Mrityunjoy Das

I am now Light

Because of BRAC, I got out of the Ghetto and Changed not only my life but also the Lives of others. Thanks Sir Abed

Ggaliwango Marvin

Abed bhai

তিনি শুধু কিছু প্রতিষ্ঠান তৈরি করেননি, প্রতিষ্ঠানগুলোর মাধ্যমে একটি দেশকে পেছন থেকে এগিয়ে দিয়েছেন মধ্যম আয়ের দেশের কাতারে, এনেছেন মানুষের জীবনের মানের পরিবর্তন। স্বপ্ন দেখেছেন সারা পৃথিবীর পিছিয়ে পড়া জনগোষ্ঠীকে সামনে এগিয়ে দিতে। সেই স্বপ্ন নিয়ে জীবনের সবকিছু উজার করে দেয়া মহান ব্যক্তিটি আজ আমাদের ছেড়ে চলে গেলেন। 😭😭😭😭 কিছু বলার ভাষা, শক্তি, সামর্থ্য নেই। শুধু তাঁর জন্য দোয়া ও তাঁর স্বপ্ন পূরণের পথে জীবন ও সামর্থ্য টুকু ব্যয় করার প্রত্যাশা....


Thanks for your contribution

Dear Abed Sir, You are a great and simple human being who discovered the way of helping others. I am really indebted to you for inspiring me to help poor people from my self-fund as my personal social responsiblity. Razon,PhD Researcher, BUP.

Razon Chandra Saha

Condolences to Brac Family

In a divisive country likes ours, Sir Fazle managed to refrain himself from indulging in fruitless debate. Despite being revered by many he never had any intention to hold any public office. His adaptive strategy kept Brac relevant in all these hear. We all owe a debt of gratitude to him for his unfaltering dedication and unparallel commitment to his cause. May Allah rest his soul in peace.

Sakib Muktasid

A good soul

He is an inspiration to many people. He has changed lives all over the world. There will not be anyone like him. May Allah grant him Jannat. Ameen.

Sumaiya Minnat

What a loss

Losing a person like Sir Abed is really a great loss to the world.... All your good deeds shall forever be remembered. Your a true definition of a transformative leader.

Birungi Anna Margret

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed,

He made us believe, and showed us that nothing is impossible! He didn’t stop there. He gave everyone the strength to Dream big. A Man who dreamed of a beautiful earth. A soldier of humanity! I would rather call him " The Father of Humanity " Love and respect till death...

Sohel Zulfiquer Shams

Thank you.

Because of the kindness and generosity you thought to the world, I was able to go back to high school after being a drop out for 2 years. Thank you for bringing justice to this world. Rest in power Sir.

Patience Asiimwe

শোক বানী

স্যার ফজলে হাসান আবেদ ভাই কোন নাম নয়। দেশ উন্নয়নের অন্যতম নায়ক। স্যার ওপারে ভালো থাকবেন। আল্লাহ আপনাকে জান্নাতুল ফেরদৌস নসীব করুন।


Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

I met Abed first in January 1987 at the start of the period that saw the launch of what was to become the BRAC Bank, supported by the Donor Consortium. My association with him continued through three decades until I helped with the relaunch of BRAC UK. Throughout I have been constantly awed by Abed`s brilliance, his humanity, his practicality and his modesty. A great loss to Bangladesh and the world, but a great model for those who continue his mission.

Geoffrey Salkeld

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

A sunset from Bangladesh.

Goutam K Sanyal

Solemn homage to Fazle Hasan Abed

Solemn homage for the demise of very true and visionary person in the present world who dedicated his whole life for shaping the earth liveable & poverty free...

Omar Sharif