BNP leader Fazlur Rahman Patal, former state minister and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s adviser, has died at the age of 77.
A local leader of Natore, Harun-ur-Rashid, confirmed that the three-time MP died in a hospital in Kolkata on Thursday.
Rashid said that the BNP leader had been suffering from kidney complications and other health issues for a long time.
Last month, he went to Kolkata for treatment.
Patal was undergoing treatment in Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences when he breathed his last around 9pm (local time).
During his elaborate political career, he was a vice-president of Rajshahi University Central Students’ Union (RUCSU) from Bangladesh Chhatra League.
The former state minister for youth and sport of the BNP-Jamaat-e-Islami government’s tenure was made a member of Khaleda’s Advisory Council in the new committee of the party announced last week.
Patal has left behind his wife, two sons and two daughters.