Freedom Fighter Bir Protik Kakon Bibi has passed away at MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital in Sylhet.
The Liberation War heroine died at 11:05pm on Wednesday night, said Brig Gen AKM Mahbubul Haque, director of the hospital. At the time of her death, Kakon's age could not be ascertained.
She will be laid to rest at her village in Jhirargaon of Doarabazar upazila in Sunamganj with state honour following a namaz-e-janaza at Laxmipur School field at 3:30pm, according to Ismail Miah, her son-in-law.
Her body was taken to his home from MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital on Thursday morning, reports UNB.
Earlier on Monday, she was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital due to serious health complications.
She was suffering from asthma and heart diseases for long time and recently she got an attack of pneumonia, said Dr Mosaddek Hossain, a doctor of the hospital.
The freedom fighter was admitted under the observation of medicine expert Dr Nazmul Islam, said Dr Mosaddek, adding: "Later, she was shifted to the intensive care unit under the observation of Dr Shabbhochachi Roy."
A medical board was formed on Wednesday for her treatment, he added.
In 1971, Kakon Bibi was arrested and brutally tortured by Pakistani army as she worked as a war spy and fought against the Pakistan Army.
She fearlessly took part in some 20 battles actively.
She sustained bullet wounds on her leg at the Ambari fight. Bibi bore the bullet marks on her body unto her death.
Kakon Bibi along with her family was living at Jirargaon of Doarabazar upazila in Sunamganj district.
PM mourns death of Kanon Bibi
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Freedom Fighter Bir Protik Kakon Bibi, according to statement issued by the press wing of Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
In a message of condolence, the prime minister recalled the role of Kakon Bibi in Bangladesh’s Liberation War and said the nation and its people will always remember her contribution.
Sheikh Hasina prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family members, followers and admires of the late freedom fighter.