Dr Muhammad Serajul Akbar, member of parliament for Magura 1 constituency, died of cardiac arrest at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease in Dhaka last night. He was 74.
Abu Reza Nantu, private secretary to the lawmaker, said Dr Akbar, also the Chairman of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, fell sick at Savar while returning to Dhaka from Magura.
He was admitted to the institute where the attending doctors declared him dead around 8pm.
He leaves behind his wife, two daughters, relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock at the death of the four-time MP.
In a message of condolence yesterday, Hasina said the Bangladesh Awami League had lost a dedicated veteran leader. She also said the people of Magura would forever recall the contributions of this eminent leader with deep respect.