Rafiqul Haque ‘Dadu Bhai’ dies...

Dhaka, Sunday   17 October 2021

Rafiqul Haque ‘Dadu Bhai’ dies

 Staff Correspondent   daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:29 PM, 10 October 2021   Updated: 04:14 PM, 10 October 2021

Rafiqul Haque

Rafiqul Haque

Ekushey Padak winning rhyme writer and journalist Rafiqul Haque, popularly known as "Dadu Bhai" who was reputed for his excellent rhymes has passed away on Sunday. 

He breathed his last around 11:15 am at his home in Mugda in the capital. 

According to Rafiqul Haque's family sources, he was suffering from various old-age complications. He was admitted to the hospital twice after testing positive for coronavirus last year. He suffered a stroke before his death. 

Born in a village of Barisal district in 1933, Rashid earned his BSc and MSc in Physics from the University of Dhaka in 1953 and 1954 respectively. He then completed his PhD from the University of Glasgow in Theoretical Physics in 1960.

He joined the University of Dhaka as a lecturer of the Department of Physics. He became a full professor in 1972. He was the founder and chairman of the Department of Theoretical Physics of Dhaka University. In 1993, he was named Bose Professor of Physics. He served as a Professor of Theoretical Physics and director of Institute of Physics, University of Islamabad during 1967-1971. 

He served as the Director of Computer Center (now the Institute of Information Technology)in the University of Dhaka.

He was a visiting professor at the Institute for Theoretische Kernphysik, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London, University of Texas, Austin and University of California, Los Angeles.