The Jatiya Party chairman in a condolence message sent to bdnews24.com on Friday night also expressed profound sadness at the death of the journalist, writer and former MP.
“Baby Maudud was a renowned journalist and children’s author. She made extraordinary contribution in Bangladesh’s progressive politics.”
Her death left an emptiness among journalists and literary world, he observed.
Senior journalist, writer and women rights activist AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Maudud died at a Dhaka hospital on Friday of cancer after a long battle at the relatively young age of 66.
She had been the Social Affairs Editor at bdnews24.com since 2009.
Ershad offered his condolences to her family members.
In another condolence message, Jatiya Party Secretary General Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu also mourned her.