Former Social Welfare Minister Enamul Haque Mostafa Shahid passed away at a hospital in the capital yesterday at the age of 78.
Enamul, who had been suffering from kidney problems, breathed his last at Square Hospital around 12:30pm, said his elder son Nizamul Haque Rana.
Born in 1938 at Kutirgaon village of Chunarughat upazila in Habiganj, Enamul Haque was elected parliament member for six times with Awami League ticket from Habiganj-4 constituency.
He served as the social welfare minister from January 6, 2009 to March 14, 2014.
He was honoured with Ekushey Padak in 2013 for his contribution to the Liberation War.
President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury expressed deep shock at his death. Hasina also placed a wreath on his coffin at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.
He will be buried in his family graveyard at Kutirgaon in the afternoon following four more namaz-e-janazas in Habiganj.