Sunbeams School founder Niloufer Manzur succumbs to COVID-19
Published: 01:08 PM, 26 May 2020
Niloufer Manzur, the founding principal of Sunbeams School
Niloufer Manzur, the founder of Sunbeams School, died of COVID-19 (Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji’un) at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the capital on Tuesday morning at the age of 74.
Niloufer Manzur, wife of Syed Manzur Elahi, a former caretaker government adviser and chairman of Apex Footwear Limited. She was survived by son Syed Nasim Manzur, daughter Muniz-e-Manzur, daughter-in-law Dr. Samia Haque, sister Yasmin Haque, brother Jamshed Chowdhury, grandchildren, and many well-wishers.
Confirming the matter, Nihad Kabir, president of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (MCCI), said, “Manzur Elahi, the founder of Apex Group, was also contracted by the COVID-19.”
He is receiving treatment at home, he added.
Niloufer Manzur founded Sunbeams School in 1974, elevating the school to one of the best English-medium institutions in Bangladesh. From the beginning, she was the principal of the school. Her father Mofiz Ali Chowdhury was a minister for the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s cabinet in 1972.