Mathematical physicist and cosmologist Professor Emeritus Dr Jamal Nazrul Islam passed away in a port city hospital early Saturday.
He was 74.
Family sources said Dr Jamal breathed his last at Chittagong Metropolitan Hospital at 2.00am.
He was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital two days ago.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
The first namaz-e-janaja of Dr Jamal will be held on the Chittagong University campus and the second one at Jamiatul Falah Mosque in the city.
He was born on February 24, 1939, in Jhenidah.
He studied at Chittagong Collegiate School, prior to receiving education at Lawrence College in Marit, West Pakistan where he passed the Senior Cambridge and Higher Senior Cambridge examinations.
He also received BSc degree from Saint Xavier’s College under the University of Calcutta.
He later obtained BA and MA degrees from Trinity College, Cambridge.
Islam did PhD in applied mathematics and theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge in 1968, followed by a DSc degree in 1982.
He came back home and joined the University of Chittagong as a professor of mathematics in 1984, where he established Research Centre for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (RCMPS) in 1989.
He was awarded Gold Medal of the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences for Physical Sciences (Senior Group) in 1985.