Abu Osman Chowdhury, commander of sector-8 during the 1971's Liberation War, has died of the novel coronavirus.
He breathed his last at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka on Saturday morning.
Osman was suffering from various physical complications for a long time. He was admitted to CMMH on August 30 noon due to his deteriorating condition and later found positive for the novel coronavirus after testing.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep grief over his death. President Mohammad Abdul Hamid has also expressed deep grief over the death of Abu Osman.
The President said that the nation will forever remember the contribution of Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Abu Osman Chowdhury in the liberation war.
Born in Chandpur's Faridganj on January 1, 1936, Abu Osman served as Commander of Sector 8 of the Bangladesh Forces during the Bangladesh Liberation War.
In 1971, Abu Osman Chowdhury was posted in Chuadanga, under district Kushtia as a Major of the Pakistan army and the Commander of 4th Wing East Pakistan Rifles (EPR).