Staff Correspondent :
Dhaka – National professor and educationalists Anisuzzaman has passed away at the age of 83, his family said on Thursday. He was.
The national professor breathed his last at the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka at 4.55 pm. He had been suffering from various old age complexities.
President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock at the death of the eminent personalities.
In a condolence message, the President prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
Prime Minister Hasina also condoled the death of Anisuzzaman and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
The writer is survived by two daughters, a son, his wife and host of well-wishers and friends.
Born in Kolkata in 1937, Anisuzzaman and his family shifted to Bangladesh soon after the partition in 1947.
One of the most prolific essayists, he contributed a lot to Bangla language and literature through his research.
Anisuzzaman used to taught at Dhaka and Chittagong universities. He was a post-doctoral fellow at University of Chicago and a Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow at University of London. He was a visiting fellow at many universities including in Paris, North Carolina, Kolkata.
Anisuzzman was awarded with Bangladesh’s two civilian awards – Ekushey Padak and Swadhinata Padak – for his contribution to education.
He was also honoured with the Indian Padma Bhusan award, the country’s third highest civilian, for his distinguished service in fields of Bangla literature and education.