Badal Roy expresses gratitude to Prime Minister


Ailing former star footballer and renowned sports organiser Badal Roy has expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for taking proper arrangement for his treatment abroad, saying that he will be ever grateful to the premier for her generosity.

“Convey my heartfelt gratitude to Prime Minister and Jananetri Sheikh Hasina who gave me second life… I’m now alive due to Sheikh Hasina, the leader of 16 crore people,” Badal Roy’s wife Madhuri Roy quoted him as saying after the ex-footballer underwent the second successful surgery on Friday.

“I cannot repay the debt of my mother (Sheikh Hasina) …
I also express gratitude to Jananetri on behalf of the grassroots leaders and workers,” Badal said in an emotion charged voice.

A BFF source said the second successful surgery of Badal Roy was done at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on Friday night and it took nearly two and a half hours to replace the skull on his brain, reports BSS.

Badal was later shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital and his wife was allowed to meet Badal when he regained his sense late night. Badal Roy then asked her wife to convey his gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through media.

Badal’s wife informed that former national cricket captain Gazi Ashraf Hossain Lipu, who is now in Singapore on holiday, also visited the ailing vice president of Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA).

Badal Roy was admitted to Square Hospital in Dhaka as he suffered a stroke at his Wari residence on June 5. Later, sports-lover Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took all responsibilities for the treatment of Badal Roy as his condition deteriorated.

Later, he was sent to Singapore for better treatment at the directive of the prime minister.