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IU Prof Akram Hussain dies of corona

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 28 July, 2021 12:00 AM
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IU Prof Akram Hussain dies of corona

Dr Akram Hussain Majumder, a professor of the Law Department of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia, died of Covid-19 in the city’s Ibn Sina Medical College Hospital on early Tuesday. He was 50.

While staying in a residential building at the university, Akram Hossian, his wife Maksuda, also an assistant professor in the same department of the university, his two children and his mother-in-law were infected with coronavirus.

Initially all of them were receiving treatment from home. Professor Akram was admitted in the hospital on July 15. He was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital on the next day after his condition deteriorated.

He was later put on life support on Sunday as his condition continued to worsening.

IU Vice-chancellor Professor Sheikh Abdus Salam expressed profound shock at the death of Akram Hussain. He also prayed for the salvation of the departed soul and extended deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.

Akram Hussain was laid to eternal rest at his village home in Cumilla’s Chauddagram following his namaz-e-janaza after Zuhr prayers.

Akram Hussain served as the president of the Law Department, Dean of the Faculty of Law and most recently as provost of Ziaur Rahman Hall of the university and general secretary of the Zia Parishad’s Islamic University branch.

With his demise three teachers of the university died of coronavirus.

Earlier, Saidur Rahman, a student advisor and former president of the Bangla Department of IU, died of Covid-19 on February 25. On May 5, Muhammad Ahsan Ullah Faisal, a professor of the Department of Dawah and Islamic Studies of the university, also died of corona infection.