PV Desk : Attorney General Mahbubey Alam, the longest-serving chief legal officer of the state, has died at a Dhaka hospital at the age of 71 after suffering from COVID-19 illness.
President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have led the nation in paying tributes to Alam, remembering the role he played in the judiciary of Bangladesh and offering sympathies to the grieving family.
The attorney general had been fighting for his life in “critical” condition at the CMH, his son-in-law and Supreme Court lawyer Sheikh Mohammad Reajul Hoque said earlier.
Alam was put into intensive care at the hospital after his vital signs worsened during treatment on Sep 18.
He was hospitalised with a high temperature on Sept 4 and later tested positive for COVID-19. He has remained in hospital care ever since.
Law Minister Anisul Huq had earlier said Alam had a rapid pulse. He had the problem beforehand but never informed the doctors about it, Anisul had said.
The minister had also said the last coronavirus test on Alam had come back negative.
A former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association, he began practising law in 1975.