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.

Remembering Sir Abed

I learned for your work, try to flow way you work. Cant forget you!!

Apu Chandra Roy

Remembering Sir Fazle Abed

The greatest way in which the youth can show respect to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed is to emulate at least one of his great qualities and adopt it as a way of life. I sincerely hope through his work and legacy, Sir Abed has sown the seeds of future leaders like him in today’s youth of Bangladesh. In each of us, there is a Abed and hence he cannot die!

Ashfaque Kabir

Tribute to Sir Abed

A greatest Bengali person who did everything for his country, people and the liberation war. I remember profoundly his sacrifice, devotion and works. Respect, Love and Prayer for you Mr. Knight Bengal.

Ashif Rezwan

Lost a person of advancing Bangladesh

He will be remembered for his noble works that make a person`s life meaningful and he will be remembered for his extra-ordinary deeds that made him stand out from others .

Biplob Kanti Banik FCA

Respect and forever love

BRAC means Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. Even if we lose him, we will find all his biographies in the works of our BRAC. Rest in peace...

Rakibur Rahaman Chowdhury

Flag Bearer

We have lost national asset who changed our socioeconomy. He had played his role in many social sector for minimizing our poverty. We are committed to you, Yes we will carry ur dream and bear your works.

Mintu Kabir

Thank you Sir Fazle

He was a knight who led the charge in a very different kind of war. A war to uplift people in suffering. A war to end discrimination in all its forms. He will remain immortalised in the hearts of the millions reached during and after his time. Thank you for giving a damn sir.

Ali Iqbal Murshed

The Entrepreneur of Soul ...of the Poorest

Abid Bhai, You are the Entrepreneurs of Poorests and you have believed and inspired millions of poor in Bangladesh and around the world that they are the most daring entrepreneurs, who can change their destiny and lead the world. Abid bhai you can know take rest and we should work until the last poor in planet is not touched to realise that their potential of entrepreneurship.

Muzaffar Uddin

A legend is gone but the legacy remains

My daughter, then 6, asks Sir Fazle Hasan Abed: "What? You`re a knight? Have you fought on horseback with a sword?" Sir Abed answers: "Well, that was what knights did a long time ago. Now we [knights] fight different wars." Yes, this knight in shining armor fought poverty using WMDs, Weapons of Mass Development. A legend gone...but the legacy remains. R.I.P.

Naveed Mahbub

Thank you Sir Fazle

He fought the good fight. His actions will cross generations. Thanks Fazle

Saho Raoul

You will live forever

Tonight is not the same here. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed is the kind of person who can never really die, rather he will live by his work for eternity among us. Seeing a person like him in my lifetime and meeting him few times was an absolute privilege for me. Not many men shape a country or world in true sense. You will live forever sir.

Monsurul Aziz

A personal hero

Sir Abed was a giant - and a personal hero. His legacy reverberates among the millions reached through BRAC. So sad to learn of this loss but inspired by his impact.

Chris Dendys

RIP Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

RIP, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. Founder of perhaps the largest NGO in the world, running a whole parallel set of social services in Bangladesh, and increasingly at the fore of evidence-based anti-poverty programs around the world.

Justin Sandefur

We promise to be worthy of your legacy

Thank you for being the beacon of hope for millions. It`s not easy to articulate what you meant for not just people at @BRACworld but to changemakers around the world. We promise to be worthy of your legacy, Abed bhai.

Rakib Avi

Thank you Sir Abed

Goodbye Sir Abed, thank you for showing the world how the poor lack the means but have plenty of talent to work their way out of poverty.

Oriana Bandiera

He was a guiding light for us

Our deepest condolences for your loss. Abed was such an inspirational role model and a guiding light for us. May he Rest In Peace.

Pwint Htun

Condolences to the BRAC family

Great man. Have read his life story many times and know the decisions he made towards turning his life towards serving others instead of living in England.

Ershad Khandker

He was an exceptional human being

Condolences on the passing away of Abed Bhai. He was an exceptional human being. Very few leave this world having contributed what he did to improve the lives of millions of poor people. May Allah bless him.

Shandana Khan

আপনার প্রতি আমরা চিরকৃতজ্ঞ স্যার।

স্যারের প্রতি রইল অশেষ ভালোবাসা, শ্রদ্ধা, সম্মান। যেখানে থাকেন ভালো থাকবেন স্যার। আপনার প্রতিষ্ঠানের মাধ্যমে আমার অনেক কাজ করার সুযোগ হয়েছে , অনেক হত দরীদ্র মানুষের সাথেই কাজ করার সুযোগ হয়েছে। আপনার কারণে আমার তিন ভাই বোনের পড়াশুনা করার সুযোগ হয়েছে। আপনার প্রতি আমরা চিরকৃতজ্ঞ স্যার।

Sushil Chakma

He was an extraordinary person

Sir Fazle was an extraordinary person and he created an institution which mirrors his vision, commitment, and values. All of us at Save the children are saddened by the news of his passing, but inspired by his legacy.

Kevin Watkins

More than a great leader

We lost more than a great leader. We lost a symbol of what it means to lead.

Syed Ekram Uddin

It was a pleasure to work with Abed Bhai

Such tragic news, my sincere condolences to the family and entire global BRAC family. I have fond memories of my time with BRAC, it was a pleasure to work with and know Sir Abed Bhai. An inspiration. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Sofeena Lalani

Thank you for your service sir

The true lover of poor people of home and abroad, who worked all of his life bringing happiness and smiles on the sad faces, left us. Thank you for your service sir. Rest in peace.

Shakhawat Chowdhury

An inspiration to us all

He was a tireless fighter against poverty and inequality. He touched the lives of millions over the last 47 years, fueled by a desire to leave the world a better place than he found it, and did so with characteristic humility and resolve. He is an inspiration to us all. May his soul rest in eternal peace!


One of the most inspiring people I met

Oh what a shocking and sad news. Sir Fazle is one of the most inspiring people I had the privilege to meet. My condolences to his family, to BRAC and to the whole NGO community in Bangladesh.

Martine Billanou