Serajul Alam Khan, one of the key organisers of the struggle and war for the country’s independence, passed away in a hospital in the capital on Friday afternoon.
Khan, widely known as Dada, breathed his last at around 2:30pm at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
DMCH Director Brig Gen Md Nazmul Haque confirmed the news.
Earlier on Thursday, he was put on life support in the intensive care unit of the hospital.
Khan, the key person among the three-member Nucleus of the Swadhin Bangla Biplabi Parishad in 1960s, was admitted to Shamarita Hospital on May 7 with respiratory problems.
Later, the 82-year-old political theorist was taken to the DMCH on May 20 for better treatment.
Confirmed bachelor Serajul Alam Khan had been suffering from various old-age complications. Earlier in 2021, he was infected with Covid-19 and had been admitted to DMCH.
Serajul Alam Khan, the ‘mystery man’ of Bangladesh politics, does not usually appear in public and give any speeches.
Serajul Alam Khan was born on January 6, 1941.