Ex-law minister Abdul Matin Khasru dies

Published : 14 Apr 2021, 17:52


Former law minister Abdul Matin Khasru passed away on Wednesday afternoon at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka. He was 72. His personal assistant Advocate Md Mohin said the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president breathed his last at 4:45pm. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has mourned his death.

Khasru was put on life support on Tuesday as Khasru was put on life support on Tuesday a his condition deteriorated. He has been receiving treatment at the CMH since March 16, the day he tested positive for Covid-19.

Towards the end of March, and right at the beginning of April, Khasru seemed on the road to recovery. He was out of the ICU, and a Covid-19 test result came out negative on April 1. His physical condition started worsening after that, and on April 6, he had to be shifted back to the ICU.

Born on February 12, 1950, Abdul Matin Khasru was a five-time MP for Cumilla-5 (Brahmanpara-Burichang) constituency. He served as the law minister during the Awami League-led government of 1996 to 2001.

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