Shafiul Alam Prodhan, president of Jatiya Gonotantrik Party, an ally of the BNP-led 20-party alliance, passed away at his city residence on Sunday morning.
He was 67.
Prodhan, who had been suffering from fever for the last few days, breathed his last at about 7:00am at his Asad Gate residence, said Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan.
He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir expressed deep shock at the death of Prodhan and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family.
Mirza Fakhrul visited Prodhan’s residence and consoled the bereaved family.
The family said that he would be buried at Bananai Graveyard on Monday after zuhr prayers.
Born in Panchagarh district in 1950, Prodhan got involved in politics during his student life, and became the general secretary of the Chhatra League (1973-74). He was sentenced to life term imprisonment in 1974’s sensational seven-murder case of Dhaka Universality’s Mohsin Hall, putting his political career at stake.
He was freed when Zaiur Rahman came to power.
Prodhan, son of East Pakistan Provincial Assembly speaker Tamizuddin, formed Jagpa on April 6, 1980.
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