Former Shipping Minister Captain (retired) Nurul Huq, the first chief of naval staff of Bangladesh Navy, died at Dhaka Combined Military Hospital (CMH) on Monday night. He was 86.
Captain Nurul Huq, who served as the chief of Naval Staff of Bangladesh Navy from 1972 to 1973, had been suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes, said an ISPR handout.
His namaz-e-janaza will be held at Naval Headquarters mosque after Zuhr prayers. He will be buried at Banani military graveyard.
Nurul Huq also served as the chairman of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA).
The journey of Bangladesh Navy began under the leadership of Nurul Huq. He was born in Dhaka on January 12, 1936.
He joined services Pre-Cadet Training School in Pakistan's Quetta on May 1, 1953 as a Cadet and later attended Pakistan Navy Cadet Training School in October 1953.