State minister for religious affairs Sheikh M Abdullah died at Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka on Saturday night.
He was 75.
Confirming the matter, Abdullah’s assistant personal secretary Sheikh Nazmul Haq Saikat said that the state minister died at about 11:45pm from a cardiac arrest.
The technocrat state-minister Abdullah was admitted to the hospital with some health complications including high diabetic about 10:30pm.
State minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said that the hospital authorities had collected the sample for Abdullah’s COVID-19 test and the report of the test would be available by 11:00am today (Sunday).