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BANGLADESH’S STATE MINISTER FOR RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS SHEIKH ABDULLAH PASSES AWAY

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State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah has passed away on Saturday night at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka.

"After suffering a cardiac arrest, he was rushed to the CMH, where died around 11:45pm," minister's assistant personal secretary Nazmul Hoque Saikat confirmed the matter to The Business Standard.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mourned the death of the state minister.

Earlier, former health minister Mohammad Nasim passed away in the capital's Bangladesh Specialised Hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest at around 11am on Saturday.

Sheikh Md Abdullah was born on September 8 in 1945 in Gopalganj.

He was appointed as the state minister for Religious Affairs in January, 2019.