Published: 14 Apr 2021, 03:03 pm
Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan, president of the Bangla Academy and an eminent folklorist, died of Covid-19 complications on Wednesday at 2 pm.
Shamsuzzaman Khan was undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital in the capital for coronavirus and geriatric diseases. He was placed on life support last Sunday as his condition deteriorated, reports media.
Earlier on Monday, Habibullah Siraj, director general of Bangla Academy, said Shamsuzzaman Khan's condition was critical. He also said that Shamsuzzaman's wife was also infected with the coronavirus.
Shamsuzzaman Khan gained fame in the international arena through his folk research.
State Minister for Culture KM Khalid has expressed deep grief over his death.