Former Secretary of the Law and Justice Division under the law ministry Abu Saleh Sheikh Md Zahirul Haque Dulal died from the novel coronavirus in Dhaka Wednesday night.
He breathed his last at around 11:20 pm while undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), said a press release.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has mourned and expressed profound sorrow at the death of Abu Saleh Sheikh Md Zahirul Haque Dulal.
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq also expressed deep shock and sorrow over his death.
In his condolence message, the minister prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
He was admitted to BSMMU on July 27. Since then he had been undergoing treatment there.
He left his wife, two daughters and numerous admirers to mourn.
Abu Saleh started his service as the law secretary on February 2, 2015. After his retirement on August 7, 2017, the government canceled his post-retirement leave and appointed him as secretary of law and justice ministry on a contract basis for two years. After completing his contract, he retired on August 7, 2019.
Abu Saleh was born on August 8, 1958 in Shahjadpur upazila of Sirajganj.