Abdul Awal Khan, BNP's assistant organising secretary, died with coronavirus infection in the city today. He was 54.
Awal breathed his last around 2:00pm at Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital while undergoing treatment, said BNP's assistant office secretary Taiful Islam Tipu.
He said the BNP leader was admitted to Mugda General Hospital in the capital on July 14 with breathing problem. He tested positive for the virus the following day.
Awal was shifted to the ICU of Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Hospital on Sunday night as his condition worsened.
He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter and a host of relatives to mourn his death.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir expressed deep shock at Awal's death.
In a condolence messages, he prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family members.