Sayed Haider is confirmed dead at the age of 95.
Sayed was best known as a Bangladeshi language movement activist.
Death was likely due to pneumonia.
Sayed Haider
Died15 July 2020
Alma materDhaka Medical College
Known forBengali Language Movement veteran
Designer of first Shaheed Minar, Dhaka
AwardsEkushey Padak
Sayed Haider is a Bangladeshi physician and Language Movement activist. He along with Badrul Alam designed the first Shaheed Minar. It was then demolished the Pakistani Army on 26 February 1952. For his contribution to the Language Movement he was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2016.
1 Early life
2 Education
3 Bengali Language movement
4 Books
5 Award and Honors
6 Death
7 References
Early life
Haider was born in 1925 at Pabna in the then British India.
He passed MBBS from Dhaka Medical College in 1952. He received postgraduate diploma on Public health from Punjab University.
Bengali Language movement
After the unrest and killing of students on 21 February 1952, Students of Dhaka Medical College decided to built a monument 'Shaheed Minar'- (Monument for Martyrs) in honor of the killed activists. Haider along with Badrul Alam designed the Shaheed Minar.
Haider wrote books on public health and medicine. Rog Niramoy Sustho Jibon was published in 1969. Loksomaj Chikitshabiggyan was published from Bangla Academy.
Award and Honors
Haider was awarded Ekushey Padak for his contribution in language movement.
He died on 15 July 2020 in Dhaka.
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