As the year 2020 comes to an end, everyone cannot help but agree that this was a horribly challenging year. This year saw the demise of some of the most prominent figures of Bangladesh. From artists to business person, many left the world to hopefully be in a better place. It would be impossible to jot down all the eminent personalities that we lost in 2020. But let us take a look at a few.
National Professor Jamilur Reza
Jamilur Reza Choudhury, a renowned civil engineer, professor and researcher, died in his sleep early morning on April 28. He was 77.
National Professor Anisuzzaman
Eminent educator, writer, national professor, and luminary Anisuzzaman passed away on May 14 from health complications. The 82-year-old tested positive for Covid-19 after his demise.
Niloufer Manzur, founder and principal of Sunbeams School died from the novel coronavirus on May 26.
Renowned industrialist and founder of Abdul Monem Group, Abdul Monem Khan, passed away on May 31. He was 85.
Former health minister Mohammad Nasim passed away on June 13 from Covid-19 complications. He was 72 years old at the time of his demise.
Eminent journalist and Ekushey Padak winner cultural activist, Kamal Lohani, died from the novel coronavirus infection on the 20 of June.
Business magnet and Transcom Group chairman Latifur Rahman passed away on the first day of July at the age of 75 due to health complications.
Renowned playback legend singer, Andrew Kishore, passed away on the 6 July at his sister's residence after fighting cancer for 10 months.
Former home minister, Sahara Khatun, passed away from health complications on July 10. Born on March 1 in 1943, Sahara Khatun was involved in politics all throughout her academic life.
Sayeeda Khanam, the first female professional photographer of Bangladesh, passed away at the age of 82 on August 18th from old age complications.
Mrinal Haque, renowned sculptor, passed away on August 22 from some health complications. He had been physically ill for a long time. The sculptor was just 62 years old.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam passed away on September 27. He had been serving the office since 2009, and was the longest-serving attorney general of Bangladesh.
Monsur Ul Karim
Ekushey award winner and prominent artist, Monsur Ul Karim, passed away on October 5. An artist who has made outstanding contributions to the country's painting industry.
Liberation War researcher, former director of Bangla Academy and noted writer Rashid Haider passed away on October 13 from old age complications. The "Ekushey Padak" and "Bangla Academy"-winning litterateur was 72 at the time of his demise.
Veteran lawyer and former attorney general, Barrister Rafique-ul Huq, passed away on October 24 at the age of 96 from old- age complications.
Aly Zaker, country's eminent actor and director passed away on November 27 at the age of 76. He had been battling cancer for the last 4 years along with various old age complications.
Partex Group's founding Chairman MA Hashem died of Covid-19 on 24 December. MA Hashem was 78 years old at the time of his death.
Renowned actor Abdul Kader, who was diagnosed with stage IV cancer, breathed his last on 26 December. He was 69. Abdul kader had also tested positive for Covid-19 on 21 December.