He breathed his last at the BIRDEM Hospital in the capital at 2:15am.
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The Freedom Fighter had been suffering from diabetes and kidney disease.
Bakhtiar Uddin was pronounced dead after he had been taken to the hospital early Friday as his condition suddenly deteriorated.
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He was laid to rest at his family graveyard in Nangalmora village of Chattogram’s Hathazari Upazila after a Namaz-e-Janaza around 4:30pm.
Bakhtiar Uddin Chowdhury was born on Aug 17, 1948, in Hathazari. He is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, and grandchildren.
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During his student life, he came in touch with prominent Awami League leader from Chattogram, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury, and got involved with Chhatra League.
Later, he engaged himself in national politics, ran a business, and then took up the pen.
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For the past two decades, he had been a regular contributor to various national dailies and online portals about political and international affairs.
As a Freedom Fighter and pioneer progressive writer, he has gained fame in all circles.
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People familiar with him described Bakhtiar Uddin Chowdhury as a “very humble, kind, and friendly” person.