Veteran Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Rafique-Ul Huq has died in hospital care at the age of 85.
He breathed his last at Dhaka’s Ad Din Hospital at 8:30 am Saturday, according to Dr Nahid Yasmin, the hospital’s director general.
Barrister Rafique was kept on life support in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after his condition deteriorated on Tuesday night.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have expressed profound grief at the demise of prominent lawyer and former attorney general Barrister Rafique-ul Huq.
Rafique-ul Huq started his career as a lawyer in Calcutta in 1960. In 1990, he served as the Attorney General of Bangladesh.
Barrister Rafique-ul Haq played an important role as a lawyer during the caretaker government as he lent legal support to Bangladesh Awami League President Sheikh Hasina and Bangladesh National Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia when they were charged with corruption cases.
Barrister Rafique began his career as a lawyer in the Calcutta High Court in 1960. He was made attorney general of Bangladesh in 1990.