Eminent columnist, article writer, author and researcher Syed Abul Maksud died at a city hospital on Tuesday night. He was 75.
Syed Nafis Maksud, son of the deceased, confirmed the death.
He passed away at Square Hospital in the capital at around 7:15pm on Tuesday, family sources said.
Nafis said, “My father was taken to the hospital in the afternoon after he had complained of sudden breathing problems.”
Dr Faisal Hoque, emergency resident medical officer of Square Hospital, said Syed Abul Maksud was brought dead to the hospital.
He further said, "We conducted various tests including ECG, and declared him dead around 7:09pm.”
According to Shariful Islam Hasan, programme head of migration at BRAC who is close to Maksud’s family, the body was kept at the hospital’s mortuary as the family was yet to decide about the burial.
A winner of the Bangla Academy Award, Maksud was known for his columns and research-based articles on society, culture and contemporary political issues.