Zainul Haque Sikder, the chairman of Sikder Group of Industries, has died of Covid-19 on Wednesday.
He breathed his last around 3pm while undergoing treatment at the Saudi-German Hospital in the Untied Arab Emirates, reports Prothom Alo.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Zainul Haque Sikder.
In a condolence message, the premier prayed for the salvation of the departed soul and conveyed her sympathies to the bereaved family members.
Zainul Haque Sikder was also a freedom fighter and renowned social worker.