President mourns death of national Prof Mostafa Nurul Islam

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DHAKA, May 10, 2018 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid today condoled the death of country’s noted litterateur and National Professor Mustafa Nurul Islam.

In a condolence message, the President expressed profound shock at the death of Prof Nurul and conveyed sympathy to his bereaved family members.

President Hamid recalled the contribution to the literature with due respect, saying, “The loss at his death in the field of country’s literature is irreparable.”

Abdul Hamid also prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

Prof Nurul breathed his last due to old-age complications at his city residence last night at the age of 91.

He left behind his two sons, two daughters, grand children, students, admirers and well-wishers to mourn his death.

The scholar was honoured as a national professor of Bangladesh in 2011. He served as the professor of the Bengali department of Jahangirnagar University and Rajshahi University.

Prof Nurul was also awarded Ekushey Padak in 1981 and Independence Day Award in 2010.