Former finance minister Wahidul Huq passed away in Toronto, Canada, on Thursday. He was 87.
His family sources confirmed it to The Daily Star yesterday.
The noted economist was the minister during the regime of HM Ershad.
Wahidul completed his masters from Dhaka University in 1955 and did his PhD from Stanford University in California, US.
He taught for some time at the University of California, Berkeley, and later joined the University of Toronto and settled there.
The economist served as the country's finance minister from September 1988 to May 1990.
A highly respected and well-known economist, Wahidul was deeply connected with Bangladesh and used to visit the country almost every year.