Former Communications Minister, ex-lawmaker and valiant Freedom Fighter Syed Abul Hossain died of cardiac arrest at a city hospital early Wednesday (Oct 25) at the age of 72. The former minister breathed his last around 2:05 a.m. on Wednesday while undergoing treatment at United Hospital in the city, local media reported citing family sources.
Syed Abul Hossain is survived by wife, two daughters and a host of relatives and admirers.
As his children are now abroad, the decision about his burial would be taken after their returns to the country.
Abul Hossain was elected lawmaker from Madaripur-3 constituency in 1991 as an Awami League candidate. Then he was also elected lawmakers for another three times.
He served as communications minister of the government led by the Bangladesh Awami League from 2009 to 2012.
He was born in Madaripur district in 1951.