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Former state minister AKM Zahangir dies

Former state minister AKM Zahangir Hossain has died from Covid-19 at a city hospital.

The 66-year-old Awami League leader tested Covid-19 positive on December 2 and died on Thursday while undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University at 4pm.

He will be laid to rest at his family graveyard in Patuakhali on Friday.

The Awami League leader was elected member of parliament for Patuakhali-3 constituency four times. He was made the state minister of textile and jute in 1998.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep sorrow at the death of the senior politician.

Source: United News of Bangladesh