Speakers at a meeting in Mymensingh yesterday condoled the death of Prof Dr Muhammad Hussain, Vice-Chancellor of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), reports BSS.
They recalled with deep gratitude the contribution of Dr Hussain to education and science in the country.
"The untimely death of a committed educationist and eminent scientist of his stature is a great loss to the nation in general and the BAU in particular," they said.
Held in the Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Auditorium, the meeting was presided over by Dr Md Shahid Ullah Talukdar, Convenor, Council of Deans, BAU.
The meeting was addressed, among others, by former vice-chancellor of BAU Prof Dr A K M Aminul Haque, Prof Dr S M Bulbul, Prof Dr M Anwarul Islam, Prof Zainul Abedin Khan, Prof M U Ahmed, Prof Ahmed Ullah Sarker, Prof M Mostafizur Rahman, Registrar M Nazibur Rahman, Deputy Registrar (Academic) M Shahid-dad Khan, Prof Khandaker Serajul Islam, Prof S Gheyasuddin, Prof M Lutfor Rahman, Editor of Daily Jahan Habibur
Rahman Sheikh and representatives of various bodies like Officers' Parishad, Employees' Association, Employees' Council, Ladies' Club of BAU and BAU units of BCL, BCU, SSF and Mymensingh unit of BMA and Mahila Parishad.
The meeting was also addressed by Zohra Hussain, Waliul Islam and Rafia Akhtar Dolly on behalf of the bereaved family.
Organised by the university authorities, the meeting was attended by a large number of teachers, students, officers, employees of BAU and people from all walks of life including the elite and distinguished persons from all over the country.
Earlier, a biographical note covering the works and contribution of Dr Hussain was read out by Prof A Razzaque.
Prof Muhammad Hussain was killed in a road accident on the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway on February 4. He was buried on February 7 at the family graveyard of his village home Barabkund under Sitakunda thana of Chittagong district.
The qulkhwani of Prof Hussain, held on Friday. It was attended by a large number of teachers, students, officers and employees of the BAU including the elite of Mymensingh town and from remote places.