Dhaka: The former military ruler of Bangladesh, Hussain Muhammad Ershad, died on Sunday aged 90, following age-related health complications, an aide said.
The opposition leader in parliament when he died, Ershad had been on life support for 10 days in a military hospital in the capital Dhaka, with liver and kidney functions impaired, his political and press secretary said.
He ruled until forced to step down by a mass uprising in 1990. Ershad was chairman of the main opposition party in the current parliament, the Bangladesh Jatiya Party, which he founded in 1985.
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Updated Date: Jul 14, 2019 17:39:59 IST