Prof Ajoy Roy passes away
Retired physics Professor Ajoy Roy passed away at BIRDEM hospital in the capital on Monday. He was 85.
He breathed his last around 12:35pm at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital.
Ajoy Roy, the father of slain writer-blogger Avijit Roy, was admitted to the hospital on November 25 with fever and breathing problems. He had been suffering from old age complications for a long time.
Ajoy was the former physics professor at Dhaka University.
Founder of Shikkkha Andolan Mancha, Prof Ajoy was also one of the founders of Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee.
After retiring from Dhaka University’s physics department, he worked as the University Grants Commission Professor there.
The freedom fighter of 1971 Liberation War actively took part in the 1952 Language Movement and the 1969 Mass Uprising as well.