On February 19, 2015, the Bangladesh government awarded him the Ekushey Padak for his outstanding contribution to the war of liberation
Mujibur Rahman Devdas, Ekushey Padak winning professor of Mathematics Department of Rajshahi University, has passed away.
He breathed his last on Monday at his residence in the Mohrul village in Jaipurhat district at the age of 90. His passing was said to be caused by complications due to old age.
He was buried at 11:30am on Monday at the family graveyard in his village, having received state honours.
Prof Devdas was awarded the prestigious Ekushey Padak in 2015 for his contributions to the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.
He earned MA degree in Mathematics and M.Sc degree from Melbourne University, Australia in Applied Mathematics.
He had taken the name Devdas in 1971 while staging the symbolic protest against the Pakistani occupation Army's brutal persecution on Hindu minorities in Rajshahi.
Meanwhile, his decision of changing his name had cost him a lot. The occupation army caught him and put into torture cell for about five months.