The septuagenarian minister's wife Honufa Akhter Rikta, who is her early 30s, gave birth to twin boys at a private hospital in Dhaka last night.
The minister had made headlines in 2014 when he married then 29-year-old Honufa at the age of 67. Two years later on May 28 in 2016, he first became the father of a girl child.
The minsiter sought countrymen's good wishes for his twin sons and said the family has planned to name them in consultation with relatives.
Becoming father at a late age is not very rare among Bangladeshi politicians.
Former military dictator-turned-politician H M Ershad in 1980s while addressing a public rally announced that he was blessed with a son while he was nearing 60.
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