Layla Arjumand Banu, wife of Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, died of coronavirus this morning. She was 71.
She breathed her last at Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka, at around 7:45am, said a press release.
The minister and his wife were admitted at the hospital on June 13 with Covid-19. The minister returned home after recovery but his wife continued receiving treatment at the hospital as her condition deteriorated.
She is survived by two daughters, a son, six grandchildren and a host of well-wishers. Her namaz-e-janaza was held near Gazipur City Corporation graveyard after Asr prayer.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound sorrow at her death, in separate condolence messages.