DNCC Mayor Annisul Huq passes away
- His body will be brought back on Saturday
- Will be taken to his residence first from airport
- Burial will take place after Asr prayers at Banani graveyard
Doctors in London tonight officially declared Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq dead, said assistant personal secretary of the mayor.
The 65-year-old mayor was pronounced dead around 10:23pm (BST), AKM Mizanur Rahman, the assistant personal secretary of the mayor, told The Daily Star.
Annisul Huq left behind his wife, two daughters and a son.
Annisulq, undergoing treatment in a London hospital since August, was taken back to the intensive care unit recently.
He has been suffering from a neurological ailment (dizziness and lack of balance) for some time.
On November 23, the DNCC in its first ever press release about the mayor's health said Annisul who was undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of a London hospital, has been moved to a rehabilitation centre on October 31 and he was gradually improving.
It said Annisul had been feeling unwell for months before his trip to London with his family on July 29 for the birth of his daughter's child. His health deteriorated there and he was diagnosed with cerebral vasculitis, said the press statement.
It said according to his doctors it could take several months for him to recover.
Annisul was admitted to a neurology hospital in London on August 13.
Annisul’s body will be brought back to home on Saturday at 11:40am, Bangla daily reports quoting his family sources.
His body will be first taken to his residence in Dhaka from airport. Then, after Asr prayers it will be buried at Banani graveyard, Prothom Alo said.