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Noted Scientist Ali Asgar, also former professor of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and former chairman of Kendrio Khelaghar, died of a brain hemorrhage at the United Hospital in the city in the early hours of Thursday.

He was 82, family sources said.

He left behind his wife, two sons and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.

He was buried at Uttara sector-4 graveyard in the capital following his Namaz-e-Janaza after Asr prayers today.

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Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) president Mujahidul Islam Selim and party’s general secretary Mohammad Shah Alam expressed deep grief and sorrow at the death of Ali Asgar.

In a condolence message, they prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and expressed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.