National Professor Brigadier (retd) Abdul Malik, founder and president of National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh, died at the Heart Foundation at 9:40am yesterday 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.
Professor Malik was born on December 1, 1929 in a respectable Muslim family in village Paschim Bhag of South Surma, Sylhet.
Prof Malik passed MBBS in 1954 from Dhaka Medical College as a regular student. For higher educa-tion, 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 hos-pitals 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.
In a condolence message, Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Min-ister Obaidul Quader has expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of National Heart Founda-tion founder and National Professor Dr Abdul Malik.
He said the nation will remember forever the contribution of Prof Dr Abdul Malik in the field of heart treatment in Bangladesh.
Quader prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.