Mizanur Rahman Shelley passes away, Janaza today
Published : Thursday, 15 August, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 724
Former bureaucrat, social scientist, academic and writer Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley passed away on Monday while undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in the capital.
He was 76.
He had been suffering from kidney complications for a long time and suffered a brain stroke as well about a month ago, his son Arif Ibn Mizan said.
His Namaj-e-janaza will be held today (Thursday) at Green Road Jame Masjid after Zohr prayers. He will be laid to eternal rest at Azimpur Graveyard on the day.
Dr Shelley was a former teacher of Dhaka University. He was a former member of the erstwhile civil service of Pakistan (CSP). He also served as a technocrat minister in 1990 in the cabinet of HM Ershad.
Shelly was a newspaper columnist and regular contributor to the Daily Observer. He also penned poetry, novel and travelogue besides books on sociology and politics. He lost his wife Sufia Rahman in 2016.. Tahmid Ibn Mizan is their other son.
Shelley was the founder chairman of Centre for Development Research, Bangladesh and served as editor of 'Asian Affairs' quarterly.