Engineer Md Shafiqul Islam, elder brother of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam, early Tuesday died of old age complications at a private hospital in the city. He was 82.
Mr Shafiq left behind his wife, two sons, siblings and many well wishers.
With the support of his younger brother Atiqul, he established Islam Garments Ltd and Group in 1986. He was the managing director of that entity.
Mr Shafiq was born in Titas Thana of Cumilla in December 1938. He acquired his graduate degree in civil engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (BUET), the then Ahsan Ullah Engineering College, in 1957 and post graduate degree in structural engineering in 1965. He was also the project director of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.
Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Affairs Minister Tazul Islam and Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Barrister Fazle Noor Taposh expressed their deep condolences at the demise of Mr Shafiq.