In Exalted Company, Now and Forever
In a condolence message, Brac, the largest non-government organisation in the world, bid farewell to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed by stressing that it would “not say rest in peace”. Indeed, rest must have been a luxury for the man who had made it his life’s ambition to put poverty in the museum. The gargantuan task he undertook is still hard to fathom, but what is known is the relentless zeal with which Sir Fazle Abed pursued his vision of creating an equal world for all. Even in death, his infectious message of tirelessly fighting poverty and inequality remains alive. He did not only set an example, but chalked out an entire path of how to do what he felt the world was obligated to do: take care of those who need care the most.