Annisul Huq at The Asian Age office in 2015. -File Photo
Dhaka North City Corpo-ration mayor Annisul Huq passed away yesterday. He was 65.A businessman-turned mayor, he was kept on life support at the intensive care unit (ICU) of a London hospital for cerebral vasculitis. He was also diagnosed with complications in his lungs and some infections in the blood.
He went to London on a personal trip on July 29 last. Earlier on August 13, he was admitted to hospital after falling sick.According to his family members, the doctors of the London hospital removed the ventilation apparatus from his mouth around 4:23pm in London time, declaring him dead.
Yesterday morning, Annisul's wife Rubana Huq told media that his condition worsened a day after he was put under intensive care at the hospital.They said Annisul's body will be taken to Bangladesh on Saturday morning and he will be buried at Banani graveyard after all the necessary funeral ceremonies.
President M Abdul Hamid yesterday mourned the death of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) first Mayor Annisul Huq.In a message of condolence tonight, he expressed profound shock at the death of Mayor Annisul."The nation has lost an eminent businessman, a successful industrialist and a politician in his death," the President said.
On the other hand, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the death of Annisul Huq.In a condolence message, the prime minister recalled with profound respect the contributions of Annisul Huq to the development of Dhaka North City Corporation area.
She said Annisul Huq took many epoch-making steps for the welfare of the people of Dhaka North City Corporation area.However, the opposition leader Raushan Ershad and BNP chief Khaleda Zia also expressed condolence at the death of Mayor Annisul.
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