Veteran lawyer Abdul Baset Majumder (84) is no more (Innanillahiyoinna ilaihi rajiun).
He died at the United Hospital in the capital around 8 am on Wednesday.
Abdul Baset Majumder, known as the lawyer of the poor, was the former vice chairman of the Bangladesh Bar Council and the former president and general secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association. He was a member of the advisory council of the Awami League till his death.
Earlier on September 30, Abdul Baset Majumder was admitted to United Hospital. He was taken to life support on Monday after his condition deteriorated.
Advocate Saeed Ahmed Raja, son of Baset Majumdar, said on Monday that his father was taken to the ICU on Sunday. He has been taken for ventilation due to heart attack.
Earlier, on October 8, after being admitted to the hospital, Saeed Ahmed Raja said that the last thing he did was a disc displacement of his spinal cord. He has been very ill for about two and a half months. After that, he stopped eating and drinking for the last 10-12 days. The lawyer has been ill for about two-and-a-half months.
Abdul Baset Majumder has been in the legal profession for 56 years. He was the Vice Chairman of the Bangladesh Bar Council and the President-Secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association. He was born on 1 January 1936 in Shanicho village of Laksam (now Lalmai) upazila of Comilla.