Former politician and lecturer Delwar Hossain Sayeedi died of a heart attack at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital in the capital on Monday (August 14) night.
BSMMU director Brigadier General Dr. Md. Rezaur Rahman confirmed it.
According to the prison authority sources, Delawar Hossain Sayeedi had remained in prison in Kashimpur Central Jail for a long time before receiving life-term imprisonment over Crimes Against Humanity.
At around 5:00pm on Sunday, he was first taken to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital in Gazipur from Kashimpur Jail as he fell sick with chest pain. He was later referred to the BSMMU for advanced treatment where he died of heart attack on Monday night.
On February 17, 2018, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court sentenced Delwar Hossain Sayeedi to life imprisonment for Crimes Against Humanity in 1971.
Earlier, on 29 June 2010, Delaware Hossain Sayedi was arrested on charges of hurting religious sentiments.
Later on August 2 of the same year, he was arrested in a case of crimes against humanity.