Prof Ajoy Roy's body at Shaheed Minar
Published : Tuesday, 10 December, 2019 at 12:20 PM Count : 270
The body of retired physics Professor Ajoy Roy has been taken to Central Shaheed Minar for people from all walks of life to pay their last respect.
Earlier, his body was brought to his Bailey Road residence from the hospital around 10:35am.
Ajoy Roy, the father of slain writer-blogger Avijit Roy, passed away at BIRDEM hospital in the capital on Monday at the age of 85.
He had been undergoing treatment at the hospital since November 25 for old age complications.
Ajoy Roy 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.