Former Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) mayor Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran died of coronavirus infection at a hospital in the capital early Monday. He was 69.
He breathed his last at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) , Dhaka at 2:30am, his son Arman Ahmed Shiplu confirmed this around 3:30am.
Kamran, a member of the central executive committee of ruling Awami League, was flown to CMH from Sylhet on 7 June after his physical condition deteriorated.
On 5 June, the ex-mayor was found positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to Shahid Shamsuddin Ahmed Hospital in Sylhet the next day.
Earlier on 27 May, his wife Asma Kamran tested positive for coronavirus.
Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran was the first elected mayor of Sylhet City Corporation and he was elected mayor twice.