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Nat’l Prof MR Khan dies

Update : 06 Nov 2016, 01:44 AM
He breathed his last around 4:25pm, said family sources. MR Khan was admitted to the hospital with multiple health complications on August 7 and shifted to its ICU on September 29, when his condition deteriorated. He left behind wife, one daughter and host of relatives, colleagues and well-wishers to mourn his death. He was appointed as National Professor in 2011. He was also awarded ‘Ekushey Padak’ and ‘Swadhinata Padak’ for his contributions in child health and medicine in 2016. His first namaz-e-janaza will be held at 10.30am today at Central Hospital while second one at Shishu Shyastha Foundation Hospital at Mirpur. Later, his body would be taken to his village in Satkhira for burial at his family graveyard. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed their deep shock at the death of Professor MR Khan. In their condolence messages they recalled his contribution to child health and medicine. They also conveyed their heartfelt sympathy to the members of the bereaved family and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a message offered her condolences to the Dr Khan’s family and loved ones.
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