Md Altaf Hossain, additional secretary of ministry of religious affairs, passed away on Wednesday morning.
He breathed his last at his home in city’s Tejkunipara area this morning.
The information was given in a press release signed by Mohammad Anwar Hossain, senior information officer of the ministry.
State Minister for Religion Md Faridul Haque Khan and its Secretary Md Nurul Islam expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Altaf Hossain.
In the condolence message, they prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul of the Additional Secretary and conveyed deep sympathy to his bereaved family members.