BNP Vice Chairman and former lawmaker Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yusuf died of coronavirus at a city hospital on Wednesday.
He breathed his last at Evercare hospital around 1 pm today, BNP Chairperson's press wing member Shairul Kabir Khan confirmed it to the media.
Earlier, the former Member of Parliament from Faridpur-3 constituency was taken to coronary care unit (CCU) of Evercare Hospital at Gulshan in the capital on 22 November.
Later, he was tested positive with Covid-19.
Yusuf joined BNP led by the then President Ziaur Rahman after the party's formation in 1979.
He was elected to parliament in the 1979 election. In 1981, he was induced as a minister in the government of President Justice Abdus Sattar. In 1991, he was elected again and was made a Minister for Health in the cabinet of Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia. He won the general elections in 1996 even though the BNP lost power to the Awami League. He also won the 2001 elections after which he was made Minister for Food and Disaster Management.
He lost his seat in the 2008 general elections.