Former Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University and political scientist Emajuddin Ahmed is no more (Innalillahi Oainna Ilaihi Rajiun). He died this morning while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the capital. He was 6 years old.
Emajuddin’s daughter Dil Raushan Jinnat Ara Nazneen, a professor of political science at Dhaka University (DU), confirmed the death. His wife Selima Ahmed died in 2016. The couple is survived by two sons and two daughters.
Emajuddin’s daughter, Professor Dil Raushan Jinnah Ara Nazneen, said her father’s Janaza would be held at the Kantaban Dhal Mosque on Friday afternoon. After the ceremony, he will be buried at Mirpur Intellectual Cemetery.
BNP executive committee member Abu Naser Muhammad Rahmatullah said, “Sir fell ill around 2.30 last night. He was rushed to a hospital, had a stroke. He died in the ICU at 6.15 am. ”
Emajuddin Ahmed, Professor of Political Science, was born in 1932 in Malda, undivided Bengal. After the partition of India, his family moved to Chapainawabganj.
After studying at Adina Government Fazlul Haque College and Rajshahi College in Shibganj, Emajuddin was admitted to Dhaka University. He was the elected VPO of Fazlul Haque Hall.
Emajuddin started his career by teaching at Rajshahi College after graduation.
Later, Emajuddin joined the Department of Political Science of Dhaka University in 1970 after pursuing higher studies abroad. He received his doctorate at Queens University in Canada.
Former Vice-Chancellor of DU Emajuddin Ahmed is no more
Although not directly in the BNP, he has attended various functions of the party at different times as an advisor. He was also the chairman of the 100 Citizens Committee comprising pro-BNP intellectuals.
Professor Emajuddin Ahmed, a member of the Bangladesh Asiatic Society, has written more than 50 books on political science, the medieval state thought, comparative politics: political analysis, the crisis of democracy in Bangladesh, society and politics, the future of democracy, regional cooperation and national security.
In 1992, he was given the responsibility of the Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University. Until 1996, he was the Vice-Chancellor. The last was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Development Alternative (UDA).