Abdul Hye, younger brother of President Abdul Hamid, has died from coronavirus infection early Friday.
He breathed his last at Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Dhaka at 1:30am, President office's Deputy Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad confirmed it.
After showing symptoms, Abdul Hye tested his sample and was detected with the virus on July 2. Later he was shifted to the isolation unit of CMH on July 5. He was taken to the intensive care unit of the hospital when his condition deteriorated.
Abdul Hye was former assistant professor at Abdul Haque Government College in Kishoreganj.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Md Abdul Hye, a valiant freedom fighter and younger brother of President M Abdul Hamid.