The body of late physicist, former Dhaka University professor and freedom fighter Ajoy Roy was handed over to the BIRDEM Hospital authorities on Tuesday afternoon as per his wish to donate the body to the hospital.
Ajoy Roy died on Monday at BIRDEM Hospital at the age of 84. He was suffering from old-age complications.
His body was taken to his Bailey Road residence from the BIRDEM mortuary in the morning and then brought to Central Shaheed Minar where his admirers and people from different walks of life paid their last tributes to him.
State honours were given to Ajoy there, led by the deputy commissioner of Dhaka.
Then different political parties, distinguished personalities and admirers placed wreaths on the body of Ajoy , father of slain popular science writer Avijit Roy.
Ruling Awami League, Communist Party of Bangladesh, Socialist Party of Bangladesh, Socialist Party of Bangladesh (Marxist), Ganasomhati Andolan, JSD led by Hasanul Haq Inu, Workers Party of Bangladesh, Workers Party of Bangladesh (Marxist), Revolutionary Workers Party of Bangladesh, Oikya NAP, Samyabadi Dal, Ganatantri Party, Bangladesh Juba Union and Bangladesh Chhatra Union placed wreaths on the body of Ajoy.
Dhaka University vice-chancellor M Akhtaruzzaman, Dhaka University Teachers Association, Bangla Academy, Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, Sammilita Samajik Andolan, Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council, Biggan Andolan Mancha, Ganajagaran Mancha, Khelaghar Ashar, Dhaka University Alumni Association, Gana Shilpi Sammony Parishad, Jagannath Hall Alumni Association, Rangpur Bibhag Sangbadik Samiti, Dinajpur Bibhag Sangbadik Samiti also paid their last tributes to Ajoy with wreaths.
National professor Anisuzzaman said that the death of Ajoy Roy was a loss to the country’s field of physics and cultural activity.
Ajoy’s youngest son Anujit Roy and other family members were present at the programme.
NAP president Pankaj Bhattacharya said that Ajoy was a successful physicist and also a cultural activist.
From Shaheed Minar his body was taken to the department of physics at the Curzon Hall premises of Dhaka University.
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