Ela Haque, wife of former Health Minister and member of Bangladesh Awami League Advisory Council Professor Dr AFM Ruhul Haque, passed away in a hospital in the capital on Wednesday night.
She breathed her last at Square Hospitals at around 9:45 pm while undergoing treatment.Ruhal, Member of Parliament (MP) from Satkhira-3 constituency, confirmed the news through a status posted on his Facebook page.
She had been suffering from cancer for a long, the minister said.
Ela left behind her husband, a son, a daughter and a host of well wishers to mourn his death.
The first namaz-e-janaza of the minister’s wife was held in Dhaka.
She will be buried at the family graveyard at Nolta in Satkhira following the second namaz-e-janaza after Asr prayer.