Alexa Prof Muzaffar Ahmed passes away

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Prof Muzaffar Ahmed passes away

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:10 PM, 23 August 2019   Updated: 10:14 PM, 23 August 2019

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Professor Muzaffar Ahmed, who was part of the wartime Bangladesh government in exile and a close friend of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, died at a hospital in the capital on Friday night at the age of 97.

He admitted to Apollo Hospital hospital recently with old age complications. The chief of National Awami Party (NAP) breathed his last around 7:50pm while being treated at the ICU of the Hospital, his niece Anwara Begum said.

Muzaffar, born on April 14, 1922 in Debidwar upazila of Cumilla, taught at Dhaka College and Dhaka University. He took part in the 1952 Language Movement.

He was one of the organisers of NAP, CPB and guerilla force of the student union. After the independence, he was elected an MP in 1979 and contested the 1981 presidential polls.

Three years ago, he declined the government’s offer Swadhinata Padak, the highest civilian award.