National Professor Dr Anisuzzaman, who was admitted to a city hospital, has passed away. He was 83. He breathed his last at 4:55 pm today.
His son Anando Zaman confirmed his death this afternoon.
He was undergoing treatment at the coronary care unit (CCU) of Universal Medical College Hospital with underlying health conditions.
The academic of Bengali literature took part in the Language Movement (1952), participated in Mass Uprising (1969), and took part in the War of Liberation (1971).
He was a member of the Planning Commission to the Government of Bangladesh during the Bangladesh liberation war and a member of the National Education Commission set up by the government after liberation.
He was inducted as a National Professor by the Government of Bangladesh in 2018.