Professor Dr Altaf Hossain, former Vice-Chancellor of Rajshahi University died of old age complications at his Upasahar resident of Rajshahi City on Thursday. He was 75.
Professor Altaf Hossain is survived with one son and two daughters. He served RU as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor from August-27,1994 to October-7,1996 and as the Vice-Chancellor from June-5,2005 to May-15,2008.
Professor Altaf Hossain was born a village Chandlai of Chapainwabganj in 1946. He obtained the MS from Dhaka University in 1996 and received his Ph.D. from Andhra University in India and completed his post-doctoral research from the United Kingdom and joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology in 1976.
The Namaz-e-Janaja of Professor Altaf Hossain was held at RU Central mosque after the Asr prayer on Thursday. Later his dead body was carried to his village home and was buried there.
Professor M. Abdus Sobhan, Vice-Chancellor of RU, Professor Anand Kumar Saha and Professor Chowdhury Md,.Zakaria have expressed deep shock at the death of Professor Altaf Hossian and sought the salvation of his departed soul.