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 Hossain.

She expressed her deep sympathies to bereaved family members and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

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