Eminent lawyer Khandaker Mahbub Uddin Ahmed died of old age ailments at a city hospital yesterday. He was 89.
Khandaker Mahbub, who was also an adviser to the BNP chairperson, breathed his last at 7:50pm at United Hospital, Abdul Latif Jony, assistant office secretary of the BNP, told The Daily Star.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia expressed deep sorrow at the death of the renowned lawyer and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family.
His first namaz-e-janaza will be held on the High Court premises at 10:30am and the second in front of BNP's Nayapaltan central office at 11:30am today. From there, his body will be taken to Baitul Mukarram National Mosque for the third janaza, Sayrul Kabir Khan, a member of Khaleda's media wing, told The Daily Star.
Mahbub, also a former lawmaker, will be buried at Azimpur graveyard after his fourth janaza at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad at 3:00pm tomorrow.
Born on December 7, 1925, Mahbub completed his post-graduation in English from Dhaka University in 1951 and then obtained an LLB from Aligarh University.
He stepped into politics in 1995 by joining the BNP as a standing committee member.
Khandaker Mahbub served as the lawmaker from the capital's Dhanmondi-Mohammadpur constituency twice and the chairman of the parliamentary committee on the law ministry.
During his nearly six-decade long illustrious career as a lawyer which began in 1955, he was elected president of Supreme Court Bar Association twice and vice-chairman of Bangladesh Bar Council once.