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Hasina expresses shock at Khaled’s demise

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep shock at the demise of eminent economist and banker Khandoker Ibrahim Khaled.

In a condolence message, Hasina said the contribution of Khandoker Ibrahim Khaled will be remembered in the flourishing banking sector.

She also prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul.

Khaled died at a hospital in the city early on Wednesday morning while undergoing treatment for post-Covid complications. He was 80.

Khaled breathed his last around 5.45 am at the intensive care unit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), his younger brother Mohammed Khaled said.

He had been undergoing treatment at BSMMU for the past several days after testing positive for Covid-19. But later he had tested negative.

In fact, the former deputy governor of Bangladesh Bank had developed multiple health problems after recovering from Covid, said Proshanto Majumdar, the hospital's public relations officer.

His condition had deteriorated further after testing negative for Covid, he said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh