National Professor Mustafa Nur-Ul Islam dies

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PV Desk : Language Movement hero National Professor Mustafa Nur-Ul Islam has died Wednesday (May 9).

He was 91.

He breathed his last at his residence in Bashundhara Residential Area of Dhaka, around 9:30pm.

Cultural Affairs Ministry confirmed the news to media.

Mustafa Nur-Ul Islam, also a litterateur, received the Ekushey Padak in 1981 and Swadhinata Padak in 2010. In 2011, he was honoured as a national professor of Bangladesh.

Born in Bogura on May 1, 1927, the scholar led the Bangla department of the Jahangirnagar University (JU) and taught at the Rajshahi University (RU) too.