Vice-Chancellor of Varendra University Professor Tariq Saiful Islam died at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital on Wednesday night at the age of 73.
He is survived by his three sons, a daughter and scores of students, academic colleagues and host of relatives to mourn his death, said a press release.
Professor Islam had been discharging the duties of VC in Varendra University since his retirement from RU as a professor in the Department of Economics in 2013.
During his long academic career in the Department of Economics from 1969 to 2013, Professor Islam supervised scores of PhD, MPhil and post-graduation research.
Besides, a remarkable number of research papers and books were published at home and abroad to his credit.
Born in Netrakona district in 1947, Professor Islam obtained MA degree from RU in 1968. He got PhD degree from Alberta University in Canada in 1982. Prior to this, he obtained MA degree from Canada’s Waterloo University.
He joined Rajshahi University as lecturer in 1969 and promoted to the post of professor in 1991. His first namaz-e-janaza was held at Koyerdara Baitul Awal Ahmadia Mosque at 8:30 and the body was taken to the Department of Economics. A large number of teachers and students paid respect to him there.
Meanwhile, RU VC Professor Abdus Sobhan and pro-VCs Professor Ananda Kumar Shaha and Professor Chowdhury Jakaria, among many others, expressed deep shock at the death of Professor Tariq Saiful Islam and conveyed deep sympathy to the members of the bereaved family.
They also sought for eternal peace of the departed soul.
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