Sylhet, Mar 22: Freedom Fighter Bir Protik Kakon Bibi has passed away at MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital on Wednesday night. She was reportedly aged 103.Kakon Bibi, the Liberation War heroine, breathed her last at 11:05pm, said Brig Gen AKM Mahbubul Haque, director of the hospital.
The body was kept at the hospital, he said, adding that the body will be handed over to her family on Thursday morning.
Earlier on Monday night, she was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of MAG Osmani Medical College 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 Pak 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. Source: UNB.