Chittagong University VC’s husband Latiful dies of COVID-19


Latiful Alam Chowdhury, husband of Chittagong University vice-chancellor professor Shirin Akhter, died of COVID-19 at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Chattogram early Wednesday, reports UNB.

Latiful Alam, also a freedom fighter, breathed his last around 1:30am at the ICU of the hospital, according to his family.

His first namaz-e-janaza will be held at Chattogram cantonment at 11:00am while the second one in Garibullah Shah area in the city after Zuhr prayers.


Latiful along with his wife Shirin Akhter and six members of the family, were found coronavirus infected on 12 July.

Since then, he had been undergoing treatment at the CMH.

Meanwhile, all the other infected family members, including VC Shirin Akhter, have recovered from the disease fully.