Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman condoled the death of Qazi Motahar Hossain Chair of the Institute of Statistical Research and Training (ISRT) and former Professor of DU Department of Statistics Dr M Ataharul Islam.
In a condolence message, on Sunday, Professor Akhtaruzzaman expressed his profound shock at the death of eminent educationist, intellectual and researcher Professor Ataharul.
He said Dr Ataharul Islam was a world renowned bio-statistician and dedicated professor of DU.
He will be remembered for his outstanding contribution to the spread of statistical education and research, DU VC added.
Professor Akhtaruzzaman prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul of professor Ataharul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Professor Ataharul Islam died on Sunday at a hospital in the city. He was 65.