Department of Environment (DoE) director general AKM Rafiq Ahammed died of Covid-19 on early Saturday. He was 55.
He breathed his last around 4:15am while undergoing treatment at Rajarbagh Police Hospital in the capital.Public Relation Officer Dipankar of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change confirmed the matter to media on Saturday morning.
He was on life support for last two days and tested positive for Covid-19 around two weeks ago.
His namaz-e-janaza will be held at Goribullah Shah Mosque in port city Chattogram after zohr prayer where he will be later buried next to his father's grave.