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BNP leader Tariqul Islam dies at 73

BNP leader Tariqul Islam dies at 73

Bangladesh Nationalist Party Standing Committee member and former minister Tariqul Islam died in Dhaka on Sunday (Nov 4). He was 73. The veteran politician, who had long been suffering from cardiac problems, kidney diseases, diabetes and old-age complications, died at a private hospital in the evening, local media reports said.

Tariqul had been admitted to the hospital on Oct 13 in a critical condition, and had been undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit.

Tariqul's wife Prof Nargis Begum, two sons Shantanu Islam Sumit and Anindha Islam Amit, their wives and close relatives were present at the hospital at the time of his death.

BNP Central Committee member and Bagherpara upazila Chairman TS Ayub and BNP Jessore district committee Organizing Secretary Delwar Hossain Khokon were also present.

Tariqul's first Namaz-e-Janaza was held in front of BNP's Naya Paltan central office on Monday morning.

In Jashore, his Janaza will be held at Jashore Eidgah ground after Asr prayers. He will be buried at his family graveyard.