Noted writer professor Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, who was undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka after a knife attack on him, returned to Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Sylhet on Wednesday after 11 days, reports UNB.
He arrived at Sylhet Osmani International Airport by a flight of Novo Air at 12.45pm. His wife professor Yeasmin Haq and daughter Yeashim Iqbal accompanied him.
SUST vice chancellor Farid Uddin Ahmed and treasurer Illias Uddin Biswas welcomed Zafar Iqbal.
Escorted by police, they reached the campus at 1:30pm. He will join a reception programme at Mukta Mancha of the campus at 4:00pm where he came under attack.
A young man, Foyzur Rahman, swooped on professor Zafar Iqbal and stabbed him with a knife at the Mukta Mancha during a celebration programme, 'Robofight,' of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) department on 3 March.
The renowned writer was first taken to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital and then airlifted to the CMH in Dhaka on the same day at the directive of prime minister Sheikh Hasina.