State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah has passed away on Saturday night at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka.
"After suffering a cardiac arrest, he was rushed to the CMH, where died around 11:45pm," minister's assistant personal secretary Nazmul Hoque Saikat confirmed the matter to The Business Standard.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mourned the death of the state minister.
Earlier, former health minister Mohammad Nasim passed away in the capital's Bangladesh Specialised Hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest at around 11am on Saturday.
Sheikh Md Abdullah was born on September 8 in 1945 in Gopalganj.
He was appointed as the state minister for Religious Affairs in January, 2019.
PM mourns Sheikh Md Abdullah's death
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of State Minister for Religious Affairs and 1971 Liberation War veteran Advocate Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah.
"He (Sheikh Abdullah) was a popular leader… he earned love of people at grassroots," she said in a condolence message.
The prime minister said the country and nation lost a valiant freedom fighter, while the Awami League lost a tested and dedicated soldier of the ideology of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in his death.
The premier said Sheikh Abdullah continued to work till his death for the betterment of the country and the people by upholding the ideology of the Father of the Nation.
"His contributions to the struggle for establishing the ideology of the great Liberation War, democracy and non-communal Bangladesh will be remembered forever, Sheikh Hasina said.
She prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.
Nation lost a tested politician: President
President M Abdul Hamid today expressed profound shock at the death of veteran politician and state minister for religious affairs Alhaj Advocate Sheikh Md Abdullah.
"His (Sheikh Abdullah) death is an irreparable loss to the national politics of Bangladesh," he said in a condolence message.
Recalling Advocate Sheikh Md Abdullah's outstanding contribution to country's political arena with due respect, the president said at his death nation lost a tested politician.
The head of the state prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.