President of Bangladesh Athletics Federation and chairman of National River Conservation Commission (NRCC) ASM Ali Kabir passed away at a hospital in the capital on Monday night. He was 70.
He breathed his last at around 11:50pm while undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospital in the capital, a Shipping Ministry handout said on Tuesday.
The former secretary of Bangladesh government won national sports award as a sports organiser.
His namaz-e-Janaza will be held at the Baitul Aman Jaam-e-Masjid in Dhanmondi today before burial at the Mirpur Martyrs' Graveyard.
State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury expressed his deep sorrow at the death and sought pardon for the departed soul.
In January last year, the government appointed Ali Kabir as the chairman of the NRCC for three years.
Born in 1952 in Barishal, he obtained honours and masters degrees in English Literature from Dhaka University. He went to retirement as a secretary in 2011.