Prof Mujibur Rahman dies

Staff Correspondent

Professor Emeritus Mujibur Rahman, an Ekushe Padak recipient, breathed his last at Bangladesh Medical College Hospital at Dhanmondi in the city early Monday.  He was 96.
He left his two sons and two daughters.
Mujibur was the founder professor of Central Transfusion Center and Blood Bank at BSMMU, the then PG Hospital. He was president of Blood Transfusion Society of Bangladesh and a member of Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine.
He was the first PhD holder in Hematology and Blood Transfusion in the South East Asian region, a BSMMU press release said.
BSMMU authorities, Transfusion Medicine Department, BTSB and AATM-Bangladesh Chapter expressed their deep sorrows and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
He played pioneering role in the development of Transfusion Medicine in Bangladesh.
Mujibur developed anti-human globulin from Bangladeshi rabbits and goats for detection of irregular blood group antibodies.
He also discovered one of the rarest blood groups — the Bombay or Oh phenotype — in the world from two Bangladeshi families.
He was buried at the Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard at Mirpur in the city after Juhr prayers.

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