National Professor Dr Abdul Malik dies

National Professor Dr Abdul Malik dies

National Heart Foundation founder and national professor Brigadier (retired) Dr Abdul Malik died at a hospital in Bangladesh capital Dhaka Tuesday morning. He was 94.

He breathed his last at about 9:40am on Tuesday at the National Heart Foundation, said the Foundation assistant director (public relations) Shahjadi Sultana Dolly.

She said that the national professor died due to old age complications.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of founder of National Heart Foundation and National Professor Dr Abdul Malik.

In a condolence message, the premier said Dr Malik was the pioneer of cardiovascular disease treatment in Bangladesh, adding, ‘He was a successful doctor, renowned teacher and social worker as well.’

She said that Dr Malik had been awarded and appreciated in various ways for his philanthropic activities.

‘His contribution to the field of cardiovascular disease treatment in Bangladesh will be remembered forever,’ Sheikh Hasina added.

The prime minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to bereaved family.

Abdul Malik was awarded the Independence Award in 2004 and National Professor in 2006.

He was born on December 1, 1929 at village Paschimbagh of South Surma upazila in Sylhet district.