Awami League Advisory Council member Mukul Bose passed away in an Indian hospital early Saturday. He was 68.
He breathed his last at Apollo Hospitals Chennai at 5:20am, according to a press release signed by AL office secretary Biplab Barua.
He was taken to a hospital in the capital on May 16 after he fell seriously ill. The following day, he was shifted to the coronary care unit of Square Hospitals Ltd and put on life support there.
Later, the Awami League leader was flown to Chennai for better treatment.
Along with Obaidul Quader and Syed Ashraful Islam, Bose was the joint general secretary of Awami League during the state of emergency in 2007. He was elected party's Advisory Council member on January 1, 2017.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock and sorrow at the demise of Mukul Bose.
In a message of condolence, she said, “Mukul Bose took part in the Liberation War at the call of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and later worked for implementing the spirit of the Liberation War and the ideals of the Father of the Nation.”
AL Advisory Council member and AL-led 14-party alliance coordinator Amir Hossain Amu, AL General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Law Minister Anisul Huq and Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, among others, expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Mukul Bose.
In separate messages, they prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.