Former foreign secretary and ambassador Wali-ur Rahman passed away at a Dhaka hospital on Wednesday morning.
He was 80.Wali-ur Rahman died of cardiac arrest around 10:30 am at LabAid Hospital in Dhaka. He was rushed to hospital earlier in the day after he suffered a stroke.
He was the executive director of Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA) and chairman of the Bangladesh Heritage Foundation.
Wali-ur Rahman is widely acclaimed for his role in 1971 and after Bangladesh's independence.
He left the Pakistan foreign service in 1971 and joined the then-Mujibnagar government, which coordinated the Liberation War.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman sent him to the UN in Geneva in January 1972 where he served as permanent observer from 1972 to 1975.
Ambassador Rahman served as Special Envoy of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during 1997-1998.
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