Deputy Director of Bangla Aca-demy resear-cher Dr Anu Hossain passed away at a hospi-tal in the capital in the early mor-ning on Friday.
He breathed his last at about 5:20 am while he was undergoing treatment at Delta Hospital.
His first Namaz e Janaza was held on Bangla Academy Premises at about 10:00am, said academy’s assistant director Imrul Yusuf.
Dr Anu Hossain had been suffering from colon cancer since October last year.
Later, he was given treatment and at Tata Memorial Hospital in Kolkata. After returning home, he was given chemotherapy at Delta Hospital.
After undergoing cancer surgery at the hospital on Wednesday,
his physical condition has
been deteriorating since Thursday morning.