The disease associated with the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, claimed the life of a Dhaka University (DU) professor on Sunday evening.
Dr Shakil Uddin Ahmed was Professor of Soil, Water and Environment at DU.
He breathed his last around 8pm at capital’s Green Life hospital where he was admitted after testing positive for Covid-19, confirmed DU proctor AKM Golam Rabbani.
"The DU teacher was going through a good situation, but the news of Prof Shakil’s death shocked us deeply," said Rabbani.
Professor Shakil joined the university in 2002.