Former B’desh president Ershad dead

Former B’desh president Ershad dead
HM Ershad
Dhaka, Jul 14 (IANS) | Publish Date: 7/15/2019 5:49:19 AM IST

Former Bangladesh President HM Ershad died in a military hospital here on Sunday due to age-related illnesses. He was 89.

He breathed his last at 7.45 a.m. at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Inter Service Public Relation Directorate Assistant Director Rashedul Alam Khan told The Daily Star newspaper.

Ershad, also the leader of the opposition in the Parliament and a five-time MP, had long been suffering from various ailments including infection in his lungs and kidneys and was admitted to CMH on June 26 and was kept at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 

His condition later deteriorated and was kept on oxygen support on June 30.

The military ruler will be buried at an army graveyard in Dhaka on Tuesday.

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