Prominent educationist Prof Atful Hye laid to rest


30th December, 2020 07:26:02 printer

Prominent educationist Prof Atful Hye laid to rest

Prominent educationist and historian Prof Dr. Atful Hye Shibly was laid to rest at Banani graveyard in the city on Wednesday.

He was buried after Namaz-e-Janaza held at Banani Jame Mosque.

Former Finance Minister AMA Muhith, Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen, Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and officials of the University Grants Commission (UGC), among others, attended the janaza.

Prof Shibly, former member of the UGC and pro-Vice Chancellor of Rajshahi University, passed away in a city hospital on Tuesday. He was 77.

He left behind his only son, wife and host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death. 

The professor, brother-in-law of Dr. Momen, served as a UGC member from 2008 to 2014 and joined as Vice-Chancellor of North East University, Sylhet on August 18, 2016. He retired from the RU in 2008.

Prof Shibly hailed from Nabiganj Upazila of Habiganj district. His wife Najia Khatun served for long in Dhaka Women College and Nursery School and College, Rajshahi University. His son Shakur is a professor at a US university.