Former DU Professor Dr. Fazlul Huq dies

Dr. A.K.M. Fazlul Huq, Former Professor of Soil Science at Dhaka University passed away in his sleep on Thursday morning at a local hospital. At the time of death his age was 93 years.

Dr. Huq was born in Baufal Thana of Barisal district in 1921. His parents hailed from Chauddagram thana of Comilla district. He was a student of Chemistry at Dhaka University and completed his MSc. In 1943. While at Dhaka University he was University Blue in 1941 for being drthe best Athelete at the University that year.

In 1983 the University retired his number and elected him to the Dhaka University Football Hall of Fame.

He completed his Doctorate in Botanical Chemistry from McGill University in 1955, and returned to Dhaka and joined the very new Soil Science Department. Eventually he retired from the Water Development Board as Member Supplies and Services.

He is survived by his wife, Begum Jahanara Huq, and 9 children, 6 boys and 3 girls, many grandchildren, brothers and sisters, cousins, relatives, and admirers.

The family of Dr. Huq has arranged for a doa mahfil on the 21st of July at the Ananda Ullash community center in Dhanmondi, road no. 13, scheduled for baad Asr. The family requests his relatives, friends and admirers to attend the Doa Mahfil.