Tajul Islam Chowdhury , chief whip of the opposition in parliament and Jatiya Party presidium member died in a city hospital on Monday night, Agencies report.
He was 73.
A Jatiya Party press release said he breathed his last at United Hospital in the city around 11:45pm. He had been suffering from kidney and heart-related complications.
His first Namaz-E-Janaza will be held at the South Plaza of parliament at 11:00am on Tuesday, said Khondakler Delwar Jalali, deputy press secretary of JaPa chairman HM Ershad.
He is survived by his wife, 2 sons and a daughter and a host of well-wishers to mourn his death. The veteran politician was elected MP seven times from the Kurigram-2 constituency, and also served a stint as land minister.
In a condolence message, Ershad expressed deep sorrow at the demise of Chowdhury and empathised with his relatives.
JP secretary general ABM Ruhul Amin Haoladar MP and co-chairman GM Quader visited the hospital and consoled the bereaved family members.
His second Namaz-E-Janaja will be held at family graveyard in Kurigram district on 15 August.