Akhter Farooq, chairman of chemistry department of Rajshahi University, passed away at a hospital in the capital on Tuesday. He was 61.
He breathed his last at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) this morning.Belayet Hossain Hawladar, senior professor of the department, confirmed the matter.
Farooq fell sick at his Dhaka’s home on Monday night. Later, he was taken to the hospital as his condition deteriorated where duty doctor declared him dead, he said.