Dhaka, Apr 28: National Professor of Bangladesh Dr Jamilur Reza Choudhury died of heart attack on Tuesday morning. He was 77.
Prof Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam, a relative of Prof Jamilur and dean of Dhaka University’s business studies faculty, said Choudhury suffered a “massive heart attack” in his sleep at home in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi around 0200 hrs.
He also said the Prof would be buried at Banani graveyard but the family was yet to decide on the time.
The founding vice-chancellor of BRAC University, Prof Choudhury was working as the VC of the University of Asia Pacific.
He was a civil engineer who graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology or BUET.
He was awarded Ekushey Padak by the government in the science and technology category in 2017. The government appointed him National Professor in 2018. (UNI)