|The Daily Star, 05 February 2000
BAU VC Prof Hossain killed in road mishap
Vice-Chancellor of Bangladesh Agricultural University Prof Mohammad
Hossain was killed in a road accident on Dhaka-Chittagong highway yesterday
morning. He was 60, report agencies.
Prof Hossain was seriously wounded when the Land Cruiser jeep carrying
him skidded off the road and fell into a ditch at Madanpur near Katchpur
bridge under Bandar police station of Narayanganj. He died on the way to
a nearby clinic. Seven other companions in the jeep received minor injuries.
He and his relatives were going to his village home in Sitakunda, Chittagong.
He is survived by his wife, one son, two daughters, friends, students
and a host of relatives.
After autopsy at Narayanganj General Hospital, the body was handed over
to his daughter Nahid Hossain Nabilee.
Born at village Mahmudabad under Barakunda thana of Chittagong district
on August 16, 1939, Dr Hossain took over the charge of Vice-Chancellor
of the university on November 14, 1996.
He obtained postgraduate degree in Biochemistry from the Dhaka University
in 1960 and joined the Agricultural University as lecturer in 1962.
President Shahabuddin Ahmed has expressed deep shock and profound sorrow
at the sudden and untimely death of Prof Muhammad Hussain, Vice-Chancellor
of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh.
In a message of condolence yesterday, the President recalled his contribution
in the development of Agricultural University since his jointing in the
institution in 1962.
He prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed his
sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday also expressed her deep shock
at the death of Prof Mohammad Hossain.
The Prime Minister, now on a state visit to Belgium, in a message said,
the nation has lost a dedicated educationist at death of Prof Mohammad
She expressed her deep sympathies to bereaved family members and prayed
for the eternal peace of the departed soul.