He was tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Later, he recovered from Covid-19
Major (Retired) Latiful Alam Chowdhury, husband of Chittagong University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Shireen Akhter died at the age of 71.
He was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Chittagong and breathed his last early Wednesday.
Confirming the matter to the Dhaka Tribune, CU Registrar Prof SM Monirul Hasan said that the retired army officer breathed his last at 1:15am while undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of Combined Military Hospital in Chittagong.
He was tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Later, he recovered from Covid-19.
But he had been in an unconscious state since July 23. He had long been suffering from kidney ailment and senile dementia.
He will be buried at Garibullah Mazar Mosque Graveyard after Zohr prayer on Wednesday.
Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Major (Retired) Latiful Alam Chowdhury.