Prof Akhtar Jahan Farida Banu passed away at United Hospital in the capital yesterday at the age of 82, said a press release.
Prof Akhtar served as a head of the Bangla department at Eden College and professor of Bangla at Dhaka College. She was also a Rabindra Sangeet singer of BTV and Bangladesh Radio. She was the wife of Late Dr Ashequr Rahman Khan, former director of Holy Family Hospital.
She left behind her son Advocate Adilur Rahman Khan, daughters Dr Tashmim Farhana Dipta, Taskin Fahmina Prita, their spouses and five grandchildren and a host of well-wishers to mourn her.
Her namaz-e-janaza was held after Esha prayers at Gulshan Azad Mosque. She will be laid to rest today at their family home in Munshiganj's Srinagar.