DHAKA, July 21, 2020 (BSS) – Naeem Ara Hussain, wife of former
chief information commissioner (CIC) Prof Golam Rahman, died at a city
hospital in the early hours of today.
“Naeem Ara Hussain died at 5:40am today,” Rahman wrote in his
facebook post. She was 65.
Nayeem Ara had been undergoing treatment for nearly a month at the
Bangladesh Specialized Hospital with different ailments including
pneumonia and diabetes.
Prof Rahman, who served as the chairman of state-run news agency
Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) and a retired professor of Mass
Communication and Journalism at Dhaka University, lives in Gulshan
Niketan along with his family.
On May 29, his wife was tested positive for coronavirus and later
Prof Rahman and few other of his family members were also tested
As health condition of his wife, who was a teacher of the city’s
Viqarunnisa Noon School and College, was deteriorated, she was
admitted to the hospital.
She along with other family members were tested negative for
Covid-19 on July 1. But Naeem Ara was kept at the hospital as she did
not recover from other ailments.
On Sunday, she was taken to intensive care unit (ICU) of the
hospital, Prof Rahman wrote on his facebook post.
Dhaka University (DU) Mass Communication and Journalism Department
teachers and students mourned her death on their facebook posts and
conveyed their sympathy to the bereaved family.
DU former Vice-Chancellor and newly appointed chairman of BSS
Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique expressed deep shock and sorrow at the
death of Naeem Ara Hussain.
In a condolence message, he said Naeem Ara, a well-behaved
personality, maintained a very good term with the mass communication
and journalism department family of the university.
“Journalism family has lost a close relative in her death. She was
very much generous in hosting any guest,” Prof Arefin, also a teacher
of mass communication and journalism at DU, told BSS over phone.
He also conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family and prayed
for eternal peace of the departed soul.