Ayesha Faiz, mother of late popular writer Humayun Ahmed, died at Labaid Hospital in Dhaka this morning at the age of 84.
She was admitted to the hospital September 12 with several old age complications, Saifur Rahman Lanin, assistant general manager (corporate communication) of the hospital, told The Daily Star.
Ayesha had been suffering from kidney infection, diabetes and cardiac problems too, the hospital official said.
Her son Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, noted academician and popular author, and his wife Dr Yasmeen Haque were with Ayesha when she breathed her last at 7:20am at the CCU of the hospital.
Ayesha was also mother of eminent cartoonist Ahsan Habib.
Her first namaj-e-janaza will be held at Pallabi Boro Masjid (mosque) ground after Zohr prayer today, a private television channel Somoy TV reported.
She will be buried at Mohanganj in Netrakona district after her second namaz-e-janaza at a local mosque.
Her eldest son Humayun died on July 19, 2012 at Bellevue Hospital, New York, at the age of 64 after a nine-month battle against cancer.
Born on March 23 in 1930, she got married to Faizur Rahman in 1944. Rahman, a police officer, was killed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.