Sadeque Hossain Khoka passes away

DHAKA BNP vice-chairman and former mayor of

undivided Dhaka City Corporation Sadeque Hossain Khoka died of cancer while

undergoing treatment at a hospital in New York, USA today.

He was 67.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son.

Khoka, who was suffering from kidney ailment and lung cancer for long,

breathed his last at 1:50pm (BDT) today at a Manhattan hospital in New York,

BNP chairperson's media wing member Sairul Islam told BSS over telephone.

A former minister and lawmaker from Dhaka couple of times, a valiant

freedom fighter Khoka, went to USA for cancer treatment in 2014.

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir expressed profound shock

at the death of Khoka.

In a condolence message, he prayed for eternal peace of departed soul and

conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)