Former diplomat and secretary Waliur Rahman passed away on Wednesday. He was 80.

He died of cardiac arrest around 10:30 am, family sources said.

His namaz-e-janaza will be held at Baitul Aman Jame Mosque in Dhanmondi after Maghrib prayers.

Ambassador Rahman, born on 26 December 1942, served as Special Envoy to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (1997-1998).

He also served as Executive Director of Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA).

He resigned from Pakistan Government in 1971 and set up Bangladesh Mission for Bangladesh government in exile as a refugee for 9 months.

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