Former Speaker Advocate Sheikh Razzak Ali has died of cancer at his Khulna residence. He was 87.
He breathed his last around 2:45pm Sunday, his grandson Mezedi Newaz Ahmed Anik said.
Razzak Ali was elected member of parliament first in 1979 from Khulna 6 and twice from Khulna 2 constituency in 1991 and 1996. He was speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad from 1991 to 1996.
He will be laid to eternal rest at his village home's graveyard after a namaz-e-janaza at Paikgacha on Monday afternoon.
Sheikh Razzak Ali was the founding Principal of Khulna Law College. He also established Sundorban College of Khulna. He was the founder of Majid Memorial City College, Saburonessa Women College, Mohila Alia Madrasha and Paikgacha Degree College of Khulna.