Muzaffer Ahmad laid to restUnited News of Bangladesh . Dhaka
Professor Muzaffer Ahmad, an economist and outspoken civil society member, was laid to rest at Azimpur Graveyard on Wednesday.
A professor emeritus and former director of the Institute of Business Administration at Dhaka University, Muzaffer Ahmad was buried beside the grave of his grandfather in the afternoon.
His first namaz-e-janaza was held at Dhanmondi Eidgah Mosque after Zuhr prayers. Several hundred people from all walks of life attended the janaza.
Later, his body was taken to Dhaka University central mosque premises where his second and final namaz-e-janaza was held.
Apart from family members, thousands of his colleagues, friends and admirers, politicians, educationists, intellectuals and journalists, joined the janaza.
Muzaffer Ahmad, former trustee board chairman of Transparency International Bangladesh, passed away at a city hospital on Tuesday night at the age of 79.
He suffered a heart attack at night and breathed his last around 11:00pm. He is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter.
Born in Kolkata on March 27, 1936, Muzaffer Ahmad was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 2008.
The economist was associated with a number of professional, social and international organisations, including, UNESCO, TIB, SUJON and Bangladesh Paribesh Andolan.
He completed matriculation from Noakhali Zilla School in 1950, intermediate from Dhaka College in 1952, honours in economics in 1955 and master’s in the same subject in 1956 from Dhaka University.
Author of a number of books, Muzaffer was vocal against corruption and environmental degradation.
President M Zillur Rahman, prime minister Sheikh Hasina, and opposition leader Khaleda Zia expressed shock at the death of the noted economist.
Speaker Abdul Hamid, deputy speaker Shawkat Ali, information and cultural affairs minister Abul Kalam Azad, DU vice-chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique, Gano Forum president Dr Kamal Hossain and general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Mantu also expressed their condolences.
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