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Tributes and condolences continue to pour in for eminent educationist national professor Anisuzzaman, who breathed his last on Thursday afternoon at a city hospital at the age of 83.

Immediately after his demise, people from all walks of life expressed shocks at the death of the valiant freedom fighter.

President Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Anisuzzaman.

In his condolence message, the president said professor Anisuzzaman was a shining star of Bengali literature and culture.

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He played a very significant role in improving the quality of education in Bangladesh, he said, adding that his (Anisuzzaman’s) death is truly an irreparable loss to Bangladesh.

Hamid prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and convoyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

In her condolence message, the prime minister recalled with profound respect the outstanding contributions of professor Anisuzzaman to the field of education and all democratic movements including the 1952 language movement, the 1969 mass upsurge and the 1971 liberation war.

She also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

Besides, in separate condolence messages, Jatiya Sangsad speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, deputy speaker advocate Md. Fazle Rabbi Miah, deputy leader in parliament Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, chief whip Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury, road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader, liberation war affairs minister AKM Mozammel Haque, information minister Hasan Mahmud, foreign minister AK Abdul Momen, environment, forest and climate change minister Md. Shahab Uddin, land minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury Javed, local government, rural development and cooperatives minister Md Tazul Islam, posts and telecommunications minister Mustafa Jabbar, industries minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister Imran Ahmad, state minister for information Md Murad Hassan, state minister for ICT division Zunaid Ahmed Palak and Awami League presidium member and 14-party alliance spokesperson Mohammed Nasin condoled the death of professor Anisuzzaman.

They also prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

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Besides, vice-chancellors (VCs) of different public universities of the country also expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of noted educationist professor Anisuzzamam.

In separate condolence messages, Dhaka University VC professor Aktaruzzaman, Jahangirnagar University VC professor Farzana Islam, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur BRUB VC professor Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah and National University VC professor Harun-Or-Rashid prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.