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National Professor Dr Abdul Malik passes away

National Professor Dr Abdul Malik passes away

National Professor Brigadier (retd) Abdul Malik, founder and president of National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh, died at the Heart Foundation on Wednesday (Dec 5) morning. He was 94, a press release of the National Heart Foundation said. Malik was undergoing treatment at the Heart Foundation and was suffering from old-age complications. He left behind his wife, a son, a daughter and a host of well wishers to mourn his death.

Abdul Malik was born on Dec 1, 1929 in a respectable Muslim family in village Paschim Bhag of South Surma, Sylhet. He passed MBBS in 1954 from Dhaka Medical College as a regular student. For higher education, he was sent to the UK in 1963 by the government. After passing MRCP in 1964 he received higher training in Cardiology at Hammersmith Hospital, Post Graduate Medical School London and other hospitals in U.K .from March 1964.

In 1978, Malik established the National Heart Foundation in Dhaka's Mirpur area. He was awarded the Independence Award in 2004 for his contributions to the field of medicine.

President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Dr Abdul Malik. In seperate condolence messages they prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.