Sudden death of president of Chattogram Association in New York

BanglaPress Desk
December 8, 2020

Staff Reporter: Abdul Hai Zia, the former president of the Chattogram Association, which is divided in New York, has died of a heart attack. He died at Mount Sinai Hospital in Astoria around 11:30 pm local time on Monday.
A source close to him said he fell ill last Sunday and was rushed to the local Sinai Hospital. He has been unconscious since admission. The doctors kept him under close observation and always kept a watchful eye on the disease. But in the end, the doctors working at the hospital declared him dead around 11:30 pm on Monday. When the news of his death spread through social media, the shadow of mourning fell everywhere, including the expatriate Chattogram residents in the United States.
Another source said Professor Abul Kalam Azad, who died of the corona virus in front of the Chattogram building in New York last Tuesday (December 1), attended the funeral prayers. He fell ill the next day. It is learned that several expatriate Bangladeshis who took part in the janaza prayers have been affected by the corona. However, many believe that Abdul Hai Zia was infected with corona. He was 56 years old at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons and 1 daughter and numerous relatives.

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