Professor Khandaker Mustahidur Rahman, a former vice-chancellor of Jahangirnagar University (JU) and a renowned economist who died of Covid-19, was laid to rest on Saturday.
He was buried at Banani Graveyard around 2pm after his second namaz-e-janaza on JU campus, said his daughter Tasmina Rahman, a Pharmacy department Professor of the same university.
The ex-JU VC’s first namaz-e-janaza was held on the premises of Aminbag Jam-e-Mosque in the city’s Shantinagar area after Esha prayers on Friday.
Mustahidur breathed his last around 3:30pm while undergoing treatment at Islami Bank General Hospital in the capital on Friday.
He left behind his wife, a son, two daughters and a host of relatives to mourn his death.
The ex-JU VC was admitted to the hospital on August 4 as he tested positive for the coronavirus.
Prof Mustahidur Rahman joined JU as a lecturer at the Economics department in 1971. He worked as the VC of the same university from 2004 to 2008.
He was a member of pro-BNP professionals body Sammilita Peshajibi Parishad.
Meanwhile, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir expressed deep shock at the death of Prof Mustahidur.
In a condolence message, he prayed for the salvation of the departed soul and conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved family members.
JU Vice-Chancellor Prof Farzana Islam also condoled his death and prayed for the eternal peace of his departed soul.