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Senior lawyer of the Supreme Court and former attorney general barrister Rafique-ul Haque passed away under treatment at Ad-Din Hospital in the capital on Saturday morning.

He was 85.

Ad-Din Hospital director general professor Nahid Yasmin said the eminent lawyer breathed his last at the hospital around 8:30am.

He was under treatment at the hospital because of various old age complexities.

Rafique-ul Haque was born on 2 November 1935 in Calcutta of British India. He earned his MA and LLB degrees from Calcutta University in 1957 and 1958. He became Barrister-at-Law in 1961 and called to the Lincoln’s Inn in 1962.

He enrolled as an advocate in Calcutta High Court in 1960. Later, he joined High Court at Dhaka in 1962 and enrolled as an advocate in Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1965. In 1975, he joined as a senior advocate in Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.

Barrister Rafique-ul Haque was appointed as the Attorney General of Bangladesh in 1990.

He also served as the counsel of Awami League president Sheikh Hasina and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia during 2006-08.