Bangladesh’s football fraternity lost three of its members on the same day with former national footballer SM Salahuddin Ahmed, veteran sports organiser Abdul Monem and ex-club footballer Faruk Ahsan passing away on Sunday.
Former national team defender Salahuddin, 55, died from cardiac arrest at his residence in Narayanganj.
His namaz-e-janaza was held after juhr prayer and he was laid to rest at Tajik graveyard in Narayanganj.
Salahuddin served the national team as a central defender from 1989 to 1993 and played his club football for Mohammedan Sporting Club, Team BJMC and Dhaka Wanderers.
Salahuddin was also the team manager of the champion Bangladesh Under-15 team in the 2016 SAFF Under-15 Championship. He is survived by his wife and two sons.
Former longtime president of Mohammedan Sporting Club Monem breathed his last at the Combined Military hospital in the capital.
He was 85. Monem was suffering from multiple diseases and heart complication.
He is survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters. Monem will be laid to rest today at his paternal residence in Brahmanbaria.
Faruk, who was an executive committee member of Bangladesh Boys Club, died of a cardiac arrest at BIRDEM general hospital in Dhaka. He was 58.
Faruk’s namaz-e-janaza was held after magrib prayer at the Gopibagh mosque and then he was laid to rest at Azimpur graveyard. He left behind wife and two daughters.
Bangladesh Football Federation expressed its condolences to the bereaved families and their loved ones.
Earlier on Saturday, another former national footballer, an executive committee member of the BFF and director of Abahani Limited, Golam Rabbani Helal died of brain hemorrhage.