Professor Dr ASM Zakaria Swapan, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), died of prolonged illness at BSMMU at 11.45 am on Wednesday.
He was 55, family sources said, adding he was suffering from liver cancer for long.
Dr Zakaria left behind his wife, a son, a daughter and a host of relatives, colleagues, students and well-wishers to mourn his death.
His first Namaz-e-Janaza was held at BSMMU central mosque at 3.00 pm.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed deep shock at the death of Pro-Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Professor ASM Zakaria Swapan.
In a condolence message, the premier prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.
In a condolence message, Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader expressed profound shock at the death of Dr Zakaria.
In separate message, Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim also expressed deep shock at his death.
They prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.