• Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021
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Prominent educationist Prof Atful Hye Shibly dies of Covid-19

  • Published at 09:59 am December 30th, 2020
Prof Atful Hye Shibly
Prof Atful Hye Shibly Courtesy: North East University Bangladesh

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen shocked at his brother-in-law's death

Prominent educationist and historian Prof Atful Hye Shibly passed away at a hospital in Dhaka on Tuesday. He was 77.

He was laid to rest at Banani graveyard in the city on Wednesday. He was buried after Namaz-e-Janaza held at Banani Jame Mosque.

Former Finance Minister AMA Muhith, Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen, Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and officials of the University Grants Commission (UGC), among others, attended the janaza.

Prof Shibly, former member of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and pro-vice chancellor of Rajshahi University, was infected with Covid-19 and breathed his last at Green Life Medical College and Hospital around 9pm while undergoing treatment, a press release said. 

He left behind his wife, son, and a host of relatives, and well-wishers to mourn his death.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday expressed deep shock at the death of the educationist who retired from Rajshahi University in 2008, reports UNB.

The professor and the brother-in-law of Dr Momen served as UGC member from 2008 to 2014 and joined as vice chancellor of North East University Bangladesh in Sylhet later on. 

Prof Shibly, who hailed from Nabiganj upazila of Habiganj, will be buried at Banani graveyard on Wednesday after namaz-e-janaza to be held at Banani Jame Mosque at 11:30am.

His wife Najia Khatun served for long in Dhaka Women College and Nursery School and College, Rajshahi University. His son Shakur is a professor at a US university.

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