Renowned lawyer Barrister Rafique-ul-Huq has passed away on Saturday morning. He was 85.
He breathed his last at 8:30am while undergoing treatment in ICU in Ad-Deen Hospital in Dhaka.
Director general of the hospital professor Nahid Yasmin confirmed the matter to Banglanews.
Rafique-ul-Huq was suffering from anemia and other old age complications.
President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and law minister Anisul Huq have condoled the death and expressed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
The demise of Barrister Rafiq-ul has caused an irreparable loss to the country, they said.
Earlier, on October 21, he was put on life support at the Ad-Din Hospital at Moghbazar in the capital due to deterioration of his physical condition.
Rafiq-ul Haque, former Attorney General, was admitted to the hospital on October 15 as he was suffering from anemia, urine and other complications.
Later, he was released, taken to city’s Paltan residence and readmitted to hospital.
Barrister Rafiq, chairman of Ad-din Foundation, was under the supervision of Dr Richmond Roland Gomez in the hospital.
Born in 1935 in Kolkata, he was enrolled as a lawyer in Bangladesh. In 1990, he served as top law officer of the country. He underwent a knee surgery in 2017.
Barrister Rafiq-ul-Haque is known for his philanthropic activities. He donated ambulance and extended logistic supports to diabetic and other hospitals.
BDST: 1113 HRS, OCT 24, 2020