Hefazat-e Islam chief Allama Ahmad Shafi has passed away. He was 103. He breathed his last around 6:20pm on Friday (September 18) while undergoing treatment at Asgar Ali Medical College and Hospital in Old Dhaka. Hefazat-e-Islam central leader Moulana Mahfuzul Haque confirmed the news.
Earlier, He was airlifted to Dhaka around 4:30pm on Friday for advance treatment from Chattogram. The former rector of Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam Hathazari was admitted to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) in the midnight of Thursday (September 17). There, he was kept in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as his health condition deteriorated.
Dr Aftabul Islam, assistant director of CMCH, Allama Shafi was taken to Dhaka as his health condition deteriorated. According to leaders of Hefazat-e-Islam, Allma Shafi had been suffering from chest pain, high blood pressure, vomiting and shortness of breath.