Litterateur and a language movement heroine Dr Halima Khatun has passed away on Saturday at the age of 86.
The language movemnet veteran was admitted to the United Hospital in the capital as she was suffering from kidney and heart diseases.
The attending doctors pronounced her clinically dead around 2:30pm on Tuesday (today).
Her granddaughter Antara Arif Propa has confirmed the news to journalists.
She survived by daughter Progya Laboni and a host of well-wishers to mourn her death.