Renowned Bangladeshi lawyer Barrister Rafique Ul Haque has passed away today at the age of 85, putting an end to several decades of quality legal profession.
He was suffering from anemia and other old age complications, reports The Daily Sun.
President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and law minister Anisul Huq have condoled the death and expressed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
They said the death of Barrister Rafiq-ul has caused an irreparable loss to Bangladesh.
Previously, 3 days ago, he was put on life support at the Ad-Din Hospital because of worsening of his physical condition.
Rafiq-ul Haque, former Attorney General, was admitted to the hospital on October 15 as he was suffering from anemia, urine and other complications.
Later, he was discharged, taken to his home and readmitted to hospital.
Barrister Rafiq was also the chairman of Ad-din Foundation. He was under the supervision of Dr Richmond Roland Gomez in the hospital.
Barrister Rafiq was born in 1935 in Kolkata, he was enrolled as a lawyer in Bangladesh. In 1990, he served as top law officer of the country. He underwent a knee surgery in 2017.
Barrister Rafiq-ul-Haque is known for his philanthropic activities. He donated ambulance and extended logistic supports to diabetic and other hospitals.