Shawkat Momen Shajahan, Awami League lawmaker from Tangail-8 (Sakhipur-Basail) constituency, died of cardiac arrest at his residence in Sakhipur upazila of Tangail early today at the age of 64.
As he felt sick at his Sakhipur Bazar house around 5:30am, Shajahan was immediately rushed to the local upazila health complex where doctors declared him 'brought dead', family sources said.
Shajahan, the four times lawmaker, was president of AL Sakhipur upazila unit.
He was elected MP from the constituency in 1986, 1999 (by-election), 2008 and 2014 (uncontested) on AL ticket.
The body of Shajahan will be flown to Dhaka by helicopter and his first namaz-e-janaza will be held at South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.
He will be laid to rest beside his father on the premises of Shakhipur Residential Women's College.
Shajahan left behind his wife, a son and a daughter as well as a host of relatives, colleagues, friends and admirers to mourn his death.
In his student life, Shajahan was vice-president (VP) of the Bangladesh Agriculture University Students Association (BAKSU) in Mymensingh.