Sheikh Abdul Hakim

Noted writer and translator Sheikh Abdul Hakim passed away on Saturday afternoon at his elder daughter’s residence at Nandipara of Madartek in Dhaka. The writer, 75, left behind two daughters, a son, a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.

His daughter Apala Hakim told Prothom Alo that her father was suffering from breathing complications for a long time. He was admitted to the National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital (NIDCH) last month as his condition was steadily deteriorating.

Later, he was released from NIDCH and taken to his elder daughter’s residence as his condition improved. But all of a sudden the writer’s condition started worsening on Saturday afternoon and he breathed his breath on the way to hospital.

He will be buried at Nandipara following the namaz-e-janaza at Nandipara mosque after Maghrib prayer.

Family sources said Sheikh Abdul Hakim, son of Sheikh Abdur Rafique, was born in 1946 in Hooghly of West Bengal in India. He has four brothers and three sisters. His family came to Dhaka after partition.