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Veteran language activist Ziaul Hoque no more

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Published: 12:13, 15 January 2022   Update: 12:27, 15 January 2022
Veteran language activist Ziaul Hoque no more

Ziaul Hoque, a language activist and distinguished educationist, died yesterday evening due to old age complications. He was 95.

He breathed his last at his residence near Magura Jame Mosque Road around 7:30pm.

At the death of the veteran language activist, lawmaker Saifuzzaman Shikhar from Magura-1 constituency, lawmaker Dr Shri Biren Sikder from Magura-2 constituency, Magura district Awami League acting president Abdul Fattah, Magura district Council Chairman Pankaj Kundu, Magura municipal mayor Khurshid Haider Tutul, Sadar Upazila Parishad Chairman Abu Nasir Bablu and Magura press club general secretary Shamim Ahmed Khan expressed their deep condolences to the bereaved family.

Hoque worked as the headmaster of Magura A.G. Academy. Apart from that, he was the founder of Magura Adarsha College, Magura Government Mahila College, Magura 3 No. Government Primary School, Ayurvedic Medical College, Shishu Academy, Syed Ator Ali Smiriti Public Library and Magura Town Hall Club. Besides, he contributed to poems, recitations, music and plays.

He is survived by five children and a lot of admirers.

The family said the funeral prayer of the honorable language activist will be held at Nomani Maidan (ground) in Magura town on Saturday (January 15) after the Zuhr prayer at 2pm. He will be laid to rest at the municipal cemetery in Magura.