Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Ekushey and Swadhinata Padak winning noted physicist and 'Bose Professor' of Physics at the University of Dhaka Dr AM Harun-ar-Rashid.
In a condolence message, the Prime Minister said Harun-ar-Rashid is not only a physicist but also a dedicated soul in the field of science research.
Sheikh Hasina said his death created a huge vacuum in the field of science education and research in the country.
The Prime Minister prayed for the salvation of the departed soul and expressed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Dr Rashid died at a city hospital on Saturday at the age of 88.
He received the Ekushey Padak in education in 1991 and the Independence Award in 1999.