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Ex-SPARRSO chief A M Chowdhury dies; Namaz-e-janaza Saturday

Space 2022-05-20, 10:37pm


Dr. AM Chowdhury

Dhaka, May 20 – Independence Award-winning physicist A M Chowdhury died of old-age complications at his residence in Dhanmondi on Thursday evening. He was 81.

The namaz-e-janaza of the ex-chairman Space Research and Remote Sensing Organisation (SPARRSO) will be held at Taqwa Jame Mosque in the capital's Dhanmondi after Asr prayers on Saturday.

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of the former chairman of the Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization (Sparrso) and a prominent physicist A M Chowdhury.

In a message of condolence, he prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

He was born in the village of Kayastar in Dinarpur Pargana of Habiganj district in Sylhet in 1940.

Chowdhury completed his MSc in Applied Mathematics from Dhaka University in 1963 and his Postgraduate Diploma in Space Science from the University of London in 1966.

He obtained his  Ph.D. degree in Space Physics in 1969. - UNB