Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has expressed deep shock at the death of prominent archaeologist and former director general of the National Museum Dr Enamul Haque.
Dr Haque, who was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2016, the Swadhinata Padak in 2020 and the Padma Shri Award of India, died at his residence on Sunday.
Recalling the working life of late Haque with respect, the foreign minister said he made significant contributions in archaeological research and conservation in Bangladesh.
His death caused irreparable loss to the country, Momen said.
He was the founding director general of the Bangladesh National Museum and his contributions to the modernization of the National Museum is undeniable, Momen said.