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Former DG of BSTI Dr Aziz dies

Dr Azizur Rahman, a pioneer in developing jute pulp technology in Bangladesh and former director general Bangladesh Standard & Testing Institute (BSTI), has died at the age of 83

Dr Aziz, who also served as director of BCIC (Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation) died at Evercare Hospital at 8:30 pm yesterday, his family said.

He was the elder brother of former minister and Dhaka City Corporation Mayor Naziur Rahman Monzur.

He also served as the managing director of Karnaphuli Paper Mills, Zia Fertiliser Factory and Sylhet Pulp & Paper Mills.

He was the founding director of Bangladesh Energy Monitoring Unit.

He worked with renowned educationist and chemist Kudrat e Khuda as a researcher and initiated his career as the research officer of the BCSIR (Bangladesh Council of Scientific & Industrial Research).

He completed his PhD from Leeds University and higher management studies at Oxford University of the UK.

Dr Aziz was a Colombo Plan Scholar and hailed from Bhola.

His namaj e janaza was held at Eid Gah at Uttara sector six and buried at Mirpur Intellectual Graveyard.

He left behind wife, three sons and two daughters and a number relatives and well-wishers across the world to mourn his death.

Source: United News of Bangladesh