New Delhi, Jul 14: External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Sunday condoled the death of former Bangladesh President Hussain Muhammad Ershad.
"Deeply saddened by the demise of H.E. Hussain Muhammad Ershad, former President of Bangladesh today," Dr Jaishankar tweeted.
"He (Late Ershad) will long be remembered for his contribution to the special bilateral relationship with India and for his public service to Bangladesh," External Affairs Minister wrote.
Former President of Bangladesh Ershad died while undergoing a treatment at Combined Military Hospital on Sunday morning.
Ershad, also the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, had captured power in 1982, when he was the Army Chief and declared himself the President next year. He later formed the Jatiya Party and won the controversial election of 1986. (UNI)