Former UGC Chairman Professor Zahurul Huq passes away

Former UGC Chairman Professor Zahurul Huq passes away

Professor Dr. Zahurul Huq, former Chairman of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh(UGC) and also a Retired teacher of the Department of  Economics of Dhaka University passed away this morning (07 February 2017) at Square Hospital in the city (Inna lillahi...raziun). He was 79 years old. He was suffering from kidney and liver cirrhosis for a long time. He left behind his wife, one son, two daughters and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death. The namaj-e-janaja of the Late Professor Huq was held at Dhaka University Central Mosque after zuhr prayer. He was buried at Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard in Mirpur. Professor Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah, Professor Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain, Members, UGC, high officials of UGC and Presidents and General Secretaries of the Officers’ Association and Karmachari Union of UGC were also present. Besides, Professor Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddique, Vice-Chancellor, Dhaka University, Professor Dr. A K Azad Chowdhury, former Chairman, UGC, Professor Nazrul Islam, former Chairman, UGC, Professor Dr. Nuruddin Ahmed, former Vice-Chancellor, BUET, Professor Dr. A S M Maksud Kamal, President, Dhaka University Teachers’ Association, Professor Rahmatullah, General Secretary, Dhaka University Teachers’ Association including teachers and officials of university were present on the occasion.

Professor Huq was the Chairman of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh during 1999 to 2003. Professor Huq was the President of the Dhaka University Teachers’ Association and Federation of University Teachers’ Association. In addition, he served Dhaka WASA as its Chairman.

Professor Abdul Mannan, Chairman of UGC expressed his deep shock at the demise of Professor Zahurul Huq. In a condolence message, he said that the nation has lost a renowned educationist at his death.  The death of Professor Huq is an irreparable loss to the nation. Professor Mannan prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.

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