Wednesday, 10 August, 2022

PM mourns death of eminent archaeologist Dr Enamul Haque

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Independence and Ekushey awards winning archaeologist and former director general of National Museum Professor Dr Enamul Haque.

In a condolence message, Sheikh Hasina said Professor Enamul Haque, a history and art expert, had a deep passion and respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

During the Great War of Liberation, she said, Dr Enamul visited London and New York and played an important role in raising world opinion in favour of independence of Bangladesh.

"His efforts in establishing Bangladesh National Museum as well as introducing Rabindra and Nazrul Jayanti (jubilee) celebrations at the national level are highly commendable," she said, mentioning that Dr Enamul was the founding editor of Literary magazine, Uttaran during his study at University of Dhaka.

The Premier also noted that the Government of India also awarded him the "Padma Shri" in 2020 for his special contribution to archeology.

The Prime Minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.