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Rafiqul Islam

National Professor Rafiqul Islam passed away

Prominent academic, President of Bangla Academy and National Professor Rafiqul Islam is no more.

Professor Rafiqul breathed his last at the Evercare Hospital in the capital at around 2.30 pm on Sunday (Inna Lillahi wa Inna Ilahi Raziun). He was 87 years old.

An official of the public relations branch of Bangla Academy confirmed the matter.

He was admitted to the hospital a week prior to that and got shifted to the High Dependency Unit of the hospital after his condition worsened.

Rafiqul Islam, who actively participated in the language movement, received the Independence Award and the Ekushey Padak. He has written about 30 books.

Rafiqul Islam has also served as the Director-General of Bangla Academy. He was also the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liberal Arts.

News Room, November 30, 2021