Veteran lawyer Barrister Rafique-ul-Huq laid to rest

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24th October, 2020 03:16:58 printer

Veteran lawyer Barrister Rafique-ul-Huq laid to rest

Eminent lawyer and former Attorney General Barrister Rafique-ul-Huq has been laid to eternal rest at Banani graveyard in Dhaka.

He was buried after his third namaz-e-janaza, which was held on the Supreme Court premises at 2:00 pm on Saturday.

Earlier, his two janazas were held at Ad-Din Women's Medical College Hospital and Baitul Mukarram National Mosque respectively.

Barrister Rafique, who had dealt with many high-profile cases during his legal career, breathed his last at Ad-Din Women's Medical College Hospital in the city at around 8:30.

He left behind his son Barrister Fahim-ul Haq. His wife died in 2011.

The veteran Supreme Court lawyer was admitted to Ad-din Hospital on October 15 and returned to his Paltan residence after discharge from the hospital on October 17. He was again admitted to the hospital on the same day.

Rafique-ul Huq was then put on life support at the hospital on October 18. However, he tested negative for coronavirus.

Suffering from different diseases, including anemia, the eminent lawyer had been undergoing treatment under Dr Richmond Roland Gomage.

Born on November 2, 1935 at Subornapur village in Kolkata, Barrister Rafique served as the Attorney General from April 7, 1990 to December 17, 1990.

He underwent a surgery on his left knee in 2017 and had been unable to move normally since then.