Bangla Academy chairman Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan has died of Covid-19 at a hospital in the capital. He was 81.
He breathed his last at 2:00pm on Wednesday at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital.He was placed on life support on Sunday after his condition deteriorated.
Earlier, he was hospitalised with coronavirus infection.
Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan has been appointed as the chairman of Bangla Academy for the next three years on June 29, 2020.