The Qulkhwani for former Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Principal Late Prof Dr M A Raquib will be held in Sylhet on Monday.
The funeral rite will be held at House 150 on Nawab Road in the Kajal Shah area of the city after Zohr prayers, the late doctor’s son Tanvir Rakib said. Prof Rakib passed away at Dhaka’s United Hospital on Jan 9. He was buried the following day at the graveyard adjacent to the Shahjalal Mazar in Sylhet. Born in 1935, Prof Rakib left behind a wife, a son and a daughter.
He completed his MBBS from Dhaka Medical College and completed double MRCP degrees from the UK in 1965. “He never forgot ,” his son Tanvir said. “His vision was to help everybody, especially the impoverished.” Rakib founded two non-profit hospitals – the Sylhet Diabetic Hospital and the National Heart Foundation Hospital Sylhet.
He was also on the board of trustees at Sylhet’s North-East Medical College and Hospital and chaired the board of trustees at the Khajanchibari International School and College.
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