Dhaka-6 lawmaker Dipu dies

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka

Awami League lawmaker Mizanur Rahman Khan Dipu of Dhaka-6 constituency died at Apollo Hospitals in the city on Saturday.
He was 49.
Doctors declared Mizanur Rahman dead after he was brought to the hospital at about 6:59am, said Aminur Rahman, duty manager of the hospital.
Another source at the hospital said he died of brain hemorrhage.
The first namaz-e-janaza for Awami League lawmaker Mizanur Rahman Khan Dipu was held on the South Palza premises of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 12:00pm on Saturday.
Before the namaz-e-janaza, prime minister Sheikh Hasina placed wreaths on his coffin.
His second namaz-e-janaza was held at Dhaka National Medical College Hospital and another namaz-e-janaza was held at Dhupkhola ground in city’s Ganderia area. Later, he was buried at Jurain Graveyard around 4:00pm.
Meanwhile, president Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the death of Dipu.
In a condolence message Abdul Hamid said the nation has lost a promising lawmaker through his demise.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina said ‘The country has lost a dedicated and patriotic politician. His death is an irreparable loss for the politics of the country as well as Bangladesh Awami League,’ she said.
Dipu was elected MP from Dhaka-6 constituency in 2008 and was also in the race for the same seat in the upcoming 10th parliamentary election.

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