Former Member of Parliament from Sylhet-6 constituency Dr Syed Mokbul Hossain passed away at a hospital in the capital on Wednesday night. He was 85.
He breathed his last at Square Hospitals at 9:45pm.
Former chairman of Amura Union Parishad Ruhel Ahmed, a close associate of Makbul, said he had been ill for long.
Dr Syed survived by his wife, a son, a daughter and a host of relatives, colleagues and admirers to mourn his death.
He was elected MP as independent candidate for two times from Sylhet-6 (Beanibazar-Golapganj) constituency in 1986, and 2001.
In 2001, he defeated former Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid.