Civil Aviation and Tourism State Minister M Mahbub Ali and Secretary Md Mokammel Hossain on Monday express deep shock and sorrow death of Biman Bangladesh Airlines pilot Captain Nawshad Ataul Qayyum.
In separate condolence messages, they prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family. Terming Captain Qayyum as a high skilled pilot, Ali said, he always gave highest priority on safety of the passengers in his carrier. Captain Qayyum, who was fighting for life since Friday, passed away today at Kingsway Hospitals in the Indian state of Maharashtra. He was in "coma" and under ventilation support at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital during the last four days as he suffered a "massive cardiac arrest" in mid-air at a Dhaka-bound Bangladesh Biman Airlines flight (BG-022) from Muscat on Friday.