Ibrahim Khaled no more



Khondkar Ibrahim Khaled, the former deputy governor of Bangladesh Bank, passed away at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital in the city early Wednesday. He was 80.

He breathed his last at 5:40am at the ICU of the hospital, confirmed Ibrahim Khaled’s son Khondkar Sayeed.

The 80-year-old economist had been undergoing treatment at the Bangladesh Specialised Hospital since January 30 after tested positive for COVID-19.

Later on 21 February, he was shifted to the BSMMU following deteriorating of his condition where he had been on life support.

His body will be taken at Kachikachar Mela in the capital’s Segunbagicha at 11am.

The namaj-e-janaza for the noted economist will be held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque after Zuhr prayer. He will be laid to eternal rest in Gopalganj Sadar upazila.

Ibrahim Khaled had headed Bangladesh Krishi Bank as chairman and managing director. He had served in Sonali, Agrani and Pubali banks as well.

Khaled was the deputy governor of Bangladesh Bank from 1998-2001.

Born on July 4, 1941 in Gopalganj, Khondkar Ibrahim Khaled earned his graduation and post-graduation degrees from Dhaka University’s science faculty and then completed his MBA from Institute of Business Administration in the same institution.

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