Belayet Hossain, a resident of Dinnath Sen area in the capital's Gendaria, died at a Dhaka hospital on Monday. He was 78, says a press release.
He left behind his wife, three daughters -- Lima Rezwan, Sultana Akter Babu and Salma Akter Soma -- and son chess Grand Master Enamul Hossain Razib.
Razib, a chess star, took his first chess lesson from his father.
Belayet's qulkhwani will be held after Asr prayers on Friday at 123, West Shewrapara, Mirpur.