DNCC Mayor Annisul Huq passes away in London

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Dhaka, November 30: Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq, who had long been undergoing treatment at a London hospital for neurological problem, passed away there on Thursday. He was 66.Doctors declared him dead around 4:23pm local time after removing the life support, said his personal assistant Mizanur Rahman. His first namaj-e-janaja will be held at a London mosque on Friday. His body will be brought to Dhaka from London on Saturday, sources said.

Annisul was put on life support on Monday as his condition deteriorated. Later, doctors found infection in his lungs.

Annisul was diagnosed with cerebral vasculitis at a London neurology hospital after he was admitted there on August 13. Later, he was taken to the intensive care unit of the hospital.

The DNCC Mayor was shifted from the ICU to another hospital on October 31 for physiotherapy after his condition improved.

Annisul flew to London in the last week of July for personal purpose.