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Prominent educationist Prof Atful Hye Shibly passes away

Prominent educationist and historian Prof Atful Hye Shibly passed away in a city hospital on Tuesday. He was 77.

Prof Shibly, former member of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and pro-Vice Chancellor of Rajshahi University, left behind his only son, wife and a host relatives and well wishers to mourn his death.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday expressed deep shock at the death of the educationist who retired from RU in 2008.

The Prof and brother-in-law of Dr Momen, served as UGC member from 2008 to 2014 and joined as Vice Chancellor of North East University, Sylhet on August 18, 2016.

Prof Shibly, who hailed from Nabiganj Upazila of Habiganj district, will be buried at Banani graveyard on Wednesday after Namaj-e-Janaza to be held at Banani Jame Mosque at 11:30am.

His wife Najia Khatun served for long in Dhaka Women College and Nursery School and College, Rajshahi University. His son Shakur is a professor at a US university.

Source: United News of Bangladesh