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DU Professor Emeritus Dr Abdul Matin dies of Covid-19

Published : Friday, 16 July, 2021 at 5:32 PM  Count : 543

Professor Emeritus of Dhaka University Dr Abdul Matin

Professor Emeritus of Dhaka University Dr Abdul Matin



Noted philosopher and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Philosophy of Dhaka University Dr Abdul Matin has died of Covid-19.

He died at about 6:00am on Friday while underwent treatment at Shin Shin Japan Hospital at Uttara in Dhaka. He was 87.

Prof Dr AKM Harunar Rashid, chairman of the Department of Philosophy of Dhaka University, confirmed journalists about the death of Dr Abdul Matin.

Dr Abdul Matin will be buried at his village home under Dhitpur union at Bhaluka upazila in Mymensingh district. He left behind his wife, two sons, and a host of relatives and well-wishers. His wife Hasina Matin was the former professor of Jahangirnagar University.

Dr Abdul Matin was born on September 28, 1934 at Bhaluka upazila in Mymensingh district. He did BA (Hons) in Philosophy and MA in 1955 and 1957 respectively from Dhaka University. He joined the Dhaka University's Philosophy department as a senior lecturer on July 1, 1960 and went on retirement as professor in 2000.

He served as Emiritus Professor at the Philosophy department of DU until his death.

Dr Abdul Matin obtained MA from Manitoba University of Canada in 1968 and PhD in 'Correspondence Theory of Truth' from Toronto University in 1969.

Besides, he completed post-doctoral research as a Commonwealth Fellow from Oxford University, UK. He also wrote a book of poems, titled "Dui Prithivi."

Many of his articles have been published in various journals at home and abroad. He also edited many journals. He also served as the chairman of the Department of Philosophy of Dhaka University.

Dhaka University vice-chancellor Prof Dr Akhtaruzzaman expressed deep shock at the death of Dr Abdul Matin. In a condolence message on Friday, he prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family members.

Besides, his colleagues and students paid deep tributes to Dr Abdul Matin and conveyed their condolence to his bereaved family members.

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