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Barrister Rafiq-ul Haque laid to rest 

Senior Correspondent   |
Update: 2020-10-24 17:07:04
Barrister Rafiq-ul Haque laid to rest  Barrister Rafique-ul-Huq

Renowned lawyer Barrister Rafique-ul-Huq was laid to eternal rest at the capital's Banani Graveyard on Saturday afternoon.

He was buried around 3pm after holding the third namaz-e-janaza on the Supreme Court Bar Association premises.

Rafique-ul-Huq breathed his last at 8:30am while undergoing treatment in ICU in Ad-Deen Hospital in Dhaka.

The first funeral prayer was held at Ad-Deen Women's Medical College Hospital and the second one at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.

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.

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.

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: 1705 HRS, OCT 24, 2020

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