Prof Ghulam Azam’s younger brother, Prof Ghulam Muazzam, passed away on 22nd January 2015 at 3.45pm in Dhaka at the age of 90. He had been battling a lengthy illness.
Prof Muazzam was one of the leading medical scientists of Bangladesh and a top pathologist. A gold medalist from Koltkata Medical College, he taught at Dhaka Medical College, Rajshahi Medical College and served as Principal of Sylhet Medical College and later Rangpur Medical College. He was the founder of Ibn Sina Laboratory where he also fulfilled the responsibility of founding chairman. He served as a fellow in medicine in London at the Nuffield Foundation UK, as a Professor at Al-Fatah University in Libya and as Professor of Pathology at the University of Ghana. He was a deeply religious man who included among his contributions writings on Islam and science. Among his works, he published research into the medical benefits of the Islamic fast in Ramadan and on the Qur’an and science.
His janaza prayer will be held after Jumuah on 23/1/15 at Moghbazar Qazi Office Lane mosque, following which he will be buried at the family graveyard next to the mosque, joining his parents and his brothers already laid to rest there.
Prof Ghulam Muazzam is survived by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.