Former Public Service Commission (PSC) chairman Prof Dr Mostafa Chowdhury died in Toronto, Canada on Friday. He was 74.
He left behind his wife, two sons, one daughter and host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.
Born in Feni district on January 24, 1940, Pro Mostafa received his BA Honours and MA degrees in Political Science from Dhaka University. He went to Canada for higher education in 1973 after receiving Bangabandhu Scholarship and obtained PhD degree from York University, says a DU press release.
After serving at Rajshahi Government College and Chittagong Govt College in the sixties, he joined the Department of Political Science at DU as a lecturer in 1966. He retired from the university as a professor in 2006.
Prof Mostafa Chowdhury was the chairman of Civil Service College and president of Association for Protection of Human Rights till his death.
Prof Mostafa's body will be brought to the country in a few days to bury at his village home at Guthuma in Feni.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the death of eminent political scientist and former PSC chairman Prof Mostafa Chowdhury.
In a message of condolence, the Prime Minister said the nation has lost a devoted and distinguished educationist at his death.
Sheikh Hasina prayed for salvation of the departed soul of the deceased and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique also expressed his deep shock at the death of Prof Mostafa Chowdhury.
He also conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.