Publish: 22 Nov 2020, 01:30 pm
Poet Himel Barkat, professor at the Bangle Department at Jahangirnagar University (JU), died of cardiac arrest in the capital's hospital early Sunday. He was 42 years old.
He breathed his last at Ibrahim Cardiac Birdem Hospital about 4:30 a.m. while undergoing treatment, reports media.
Professor Dr. Nahid Haque, chairman of JU Bangla department, confirmed the matter to media.
Himel was admitted to the hospital at 11:00 am after he suffered heart attack while taking online classes, he said.
Professor Himel Barkat is younger brother of noted Bangladeshi poet Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah.
The death of Professor Himel Barkat cast a shadow of sorrow over the campus. Vice-Chancellor, faculty and university students shared their sorrow at his demise.
In a message of condolence, JU VC professor Farzana Islam said that the untimely death of Himel Barkat is an irreparable loss to Bengali literature and the university.
She also wished for the everlasting peace of the departed soul, and she expressed sincere condolences to the bereaved family.