(BSS)- Allama Shah Ahmed Shafi, chief of Hifazat-e Islam, passed away at a Dhaka hospital this evening at the age of 102.
Shafi breathed his last at 6:20pm at Asgar Ali Hospital at Gandaria in the old part of Dhaka.
Earlier, he was shifted to Dhaka from Chattogram Medical College Hospital by an air-ambulance this afternoon as his condition deteriorated.
Shafi became ill following the movements of students at the Hathazari madrasah on Thursday, sources said.
He was taken to Chattogram Medical College Hospital just after resigned from the post of director general of the Hathazari madrasa in the evening. As his condition deteriorated, he was flown to Dhaka today.
Shafi was suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure and old age complications.
Born at Pakhiartila village in Rangunia of Chattogram, Shah Ahmad Shafi began his education life at Sarafbhata Kanurhat Madrasah in Rangunia and later studied at Al-Jamiatul Arabiatul Islamiah at Patia.