On a press briefing Dr. Muhammad Yunus said that I am deeply shocked and sad to learn about the untimely death of Dr Mahabub Hossain who passed away earlier today. Dr Mahabub Hossain was a brilliant scholar. His contributions in the field of economics and agricultural research were ground breaking and far reaching. He was the first scholar to study Grameen Bank and produce a highly demanded research paper on the impact of Grameen Bank. His insights in that paper were tremendously valuable to Grameen Bank as it expanded and grew. Above all, his deep commitment to social justice, his empathy for marginalized people, and his humility made him stand out as an extraordinary human being. His death is an irreplaceable loss for the country, and the global community of agricultural researchers.
I pray to Allah to rest his soul in eternal peace. I wish to convey my deep sympathies and condolences to his family members, and pray that they find the strength at this most difficult time.