KHULNA: Former mayor of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) and BNP leader Advocate Sheikh Tayebur Rahman died at a hospital in the city on Friday night. He was 79.
Sheikh Tayebur Rahman, former forest and environment affairs secretary of BNP central committee, breathed his last around 11:05pm at Nargis Memorial Clinic of the city, said his wife Laila Rahman.
He had been undergoing treatment after he suffered a brain stroke on October 17, 2015. The former mayor was admitted to the clinic after he fell sick at about 10:00pm on Friday.
Later, he died at the clinic at around 11:05pm.
He left behind his wife, one son, three daughters and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.
He was buried at the graveyard at Kabari village in Bagerhat following two namaz-e-janazas at Shahid Hadis Park and Central Road areas of the city.
President of Khulna Bar Association, Sheikh Tayebur Rahman started his political career with NAP in 1965.
He had held the office of mayor for long seventeen years and 10 months in three consecutive terms.
Born in Bagerhat on October 21, 1936, he also served as an ambassador in Senegal.