Dhaka – Former Bangladeshi Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes died at a hospital in Brasília, officials said on Saturday.
“Mr Quayes was admitted to the hospital several days ago for ailments. He breathed his last at 9:00pm Friday Brazil local time (6:00am Saturday Bangladesh time),” a foreign ministry said in an announcement.
A carrier diplomat Quayes was a 1982 batch officer of Bangladesh Civil Service, who served the government at various capacities at home and abroad. His last posting was in Brazil as Bangladesh mission chief.
The government has taken every initiative to bring back the body of the diplomat back home.
Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali has expressed deep shock at the death of the former secretary. He prayed for the departed soul of Quayes.