MNA Education Desk: Noted litterateur and National Professor Mustafa Nurul Islam passed away due to old-age complications in Dhaka on Wednesday night. He was 92.
Nurul Islam breathed his last at his residence around 9:00pm, reported news agency. The academic was honoured as a National Professor of Bangladesh in 2011 while he was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1981 and Independence Day Award in 2010.
Cultural affairs minister Assaduzzaman Noor offered his condolences to the bereaved family members of the accomplished academic.
Graduating from the University of Calcutta in 1948, he did his post-graduation from the Dhaka University and PhD from London University.
Prof Mustafa Nur-Ul headed the Bangla department of the Jahangirnagar University and also taught at the Rajshahi University.