Lawmaker of Barisal Sadar constituency and former mayor of Barisal City Corporation (BCC) Showkat Hossain Hiron breathed his last in the city's Apollo Hospital around 7 this morning. He was 58.
Life support of Hiron was put off around 7am, General Secretary of Barisal City Awami League Afzalul Karim told BSS.
He was on life support for the last few days, he said,
Hiron, also President of Barisal City AL had a fall and suffered head injuries after a stroke while walking at Barisal Club on March 22. He was rushed to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barisal from where he was shifted to Apollo Hospital as his condition deteriorated. He underwent a brain surgery here.
He was taken to Singapore by air ambulance for better treatment on March 24. Hiron was returned to Apollo Hospital Thursday and put on life support which was withdrawn this morning.
The AL leader left behind wife, a son, a daughter, a host of relatives and admirers to mourn his death.
After holding a namaj-e-janaja at Bangabandhu Udyan in Barisal around 5.30pm tomorrow, Hiron will be buried at their family graveyard.