Jamuna Group Chairman Nurul Islam Babul died of Covid-19 on Monday afternoon while undergoing treatment at a city hospital. He was 74.
He was tested positive for Covid-19 on June 14, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus.He is survived by wife, one son, three daughters and a host of well wishers to mourn his death.
He will be buried at Banani Graveyard in the capital on Tuesday afternoon.
The namaj-e-janaza of Babul will be held at Jamuna Future Park Mosque at Kuril after Zohr prayers on Tuesday.
Babul, also the owner of Bangla newspaper the Daily Jugantor and TV channel Jamuna TV, was undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospital in Dhaka, Babul's wife Salma Islam, also a Jatiya Party MP, confirmed to media.
Jamuna Group is one of the largest Bangladeshi industrial conglomerates. The industries under the conglomerate include textiles, chemicals, leather, motor cycles, consumer products, media, and advertisement.
Nurul Islam Babul, also a freedom fighter, established Jamuna Group in 1974. Currently Jamuna Group has 38 sister concerns in different sectors, where more than 50,000 people are employed.