Former Awami League lawmaker from reserved seat and a Supreme Court lawyer Fazilatun Nasa Bappy passed away at a hospital in Dhaka this morning.
Bappy had been suffering from pneumonia, breathing problems and other respiratory diseases, said sources at the BSMMU.
She was kept on life support at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital since December 28 after her health condition deteriorated.
She breathed her last around 8:30am. She was 49.
She left behind her husband, relatives, friends and host of well-wishers to mourn her death.
Bappy was an assistant attorney general for around two years. She was also a prosecutor at the International Crimes Tribunal for around 10 months.
She was elected MP from AL from reserved seat for women in 9th and 10th parliament.
President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Speaker of Parliament Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in a separate message expressed their deep shock at the demise of Bappy.
In separate messages, they prayed for the salvation of the departed soul and conveyed heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Law minister Anisul Huq, leaders of different political parties and other organisations also expressed deep shock at the death of Bappy.
She proposed a bill on confiscating the assets of the killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and convicted war criminals in the national parliament in 2016 which was passed unanimously.
She also raised the proposal to draft the law to punish those distorting the history of the genocide and Liberation War in 1971, which was passed in 2017. Hailed from Narail, she was involved in AL politics.
Her first namaz-e-janaja was held at Japan Garden City. The second and third janaja were held at South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban and Supreme Court premises.
She will be laid to rest at the Mirpur Intellectual Graveyard.