Monday, May 29, 2017
Close  
newsinfo / World
  • share this

Bangladesh president dies in Singapore—embassy

/ 07:49 PM March 20, 2013

In this photograph taken on February 12, 2009 newly-elected president Zillur Rahman stands at the swearing-in ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Dhaka. Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman, a veteran ruling party politician, died at a Singapore hospital on March 20, 2013 at the age 84, officials told AfP. AFP PHOTO/STR/FILES

DHAKA—Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman, a veteran ruling party politician, died Wednesday in a Singapore hospital where he was being treated for kidney and respiratory problems, an embassy official told AFP.

“The president died at a hospital here in Singapore at 6:47 p.m. local time,” Bangladesh High Commissioner in Singapore M. Mahbubuzzaman told AFP by phone, referring to the 84-year-old.

ADVERTISEMENT

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Bangladesh, obituary, Politics, Zillur Rahman
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.




© Copyright 1997-2016 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved