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Ex-DU Prof Saleheen Qadri passes away

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  • 2 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Ex-DU Prof Saleheen Qadri passes away

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Dr Syed Saleheen Qadri, a former professor of biochemistry and molecular biology of Dhaka University (DU), died of post Covid-19 complications in a city hospital on Wednesday. He was 73.

According to his family members, Professor Qadri contracted the coronavirus last July, but recovered. Then he was readmitted with pneumonia. He tested negative for Covid-19, but his lungs were in poor condition. When his condition deteriorated, he was put on a ventilator and he died while on breathing support.

His wife Dr Firdausi Qadri, an iccddr,b researcher, received the Magsaysay Award for her contributions to vaccine development on Tuesday. DU Vice-Chancellor Dr Akhtaruzzaman has expressed profound shock at the death of Prof Qadri.