Former President Abdur Rahman Biswas passed away at a city hospital on Friday night. He was 91, reports UNB.
Rahman Biswas, who had long been suffering from old-age complications, breathed his last at United Hospital around 8:27pm, said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan.
Contacted, his son Mizanur Rahman A Hasan Moon Biswas said the former President fell seriously ill in the evening at his Banani’s Grand President Palace residence, and was taken to the United Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
His body will be kept at the United Hospital’s mortuary.
Sayrul said the ex-President’s body will be flown to Barisal on Saturday morning and his first namaz-e-janaza will be held at Barisal Zilla School ground at 9:30am.
He said Rahman Biswas’ body will be brought back to Dhaka by a helicopter and his second janaza will be held in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office at 11:30am while third one on the High Court premises after Zohr prayers and fourth one at Gulshan Azad Mosque after Asr prayers and then he will be buried at Banani graveyard.
Rahman Biswas is survived by four sons and two daughters and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death. His wife Hosne Ara Rahman Biswas died at the same hospital on June 23 this year.
Rahman Biswas was the 14th President of Bangladesh serving during the 1991-1996 tenure of BNP.
Born at Shaistabad village in Barisal district on September 1, 1926, he received school and college education in his hometown and obtained BA (Honours) and MA degree in History as well as LLB from Dhaka University.
President Abdul Hamid expressed deep shock at the death of former President Abdur Rahman Biswas.
In a condolence message, the President prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia also expressed deep shock at his demise.
She also prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed her sympathy to the bereaved family members.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir visited the hospital and consoled his family members.
Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon expressed deep shock at the death of former President Abdur Rahman Biswas.
In a condolence message, the minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family.