Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Amir of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi.
In a condolence message, the prime minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.
Ahmad Shafi passed away at Asgar Ali Hospital in the capital this evening. He was flown to Dhaka from Chattogram by a helicopter this afternoon as his condition deteriorated.
Earlier, Ahmad Shafi was rushed to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) on Thursday night and admitted to the ICU unit as his pressure and pulse rate decreased.