PV Desk : Chittagong Metropolitan Awami League President and former mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury has died, bringing the curtain down on a glittering political career.
The 73-year-old breathed his last around 3am on Friday at a hospital in the port city, said the family.
The passing of the populist politician has cast a pall on Chittagong.
A freedom fighter, Mohiuddin Chowdhury was elected three times to the mayor’s office, serving the Chittagong City Corporation for 16 years.
President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have expressed their condolences over the demise of the veteran politician.
He had been suffering from heart and kidney complications for a long time and was put on life support at Max Hospital at Mehedibagh in Chittagong on Thursday evening.
He returned from Dhaka to the port city two days ago following a surgery in Singapore.
The former MP was taken to the city’s Max Hospital on Thursday afternoon for kidney dialysis.
“He felt discomfort during the dialysis. We put him on life support at the intensive care unit in the evening,” the hospital’s Managing Director Dr Liakat Ali had earlier told bdnews24.com.
Mohiuddin Chowdhury’s aide Osman Gani earlier told bdnews24.com that the veteran Awami League leader was brought to the hospital for routine dialysis.
He was taken off life support around 3am after his son Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury Nowfel arrived to Chittagong from Dhaka.