Eminent art critic, journalist and teacher Fayza Haq passed away today.
She had been suffering from various complications including heart ailments and hypertension, and was bedridden after an onset of paralysis last year.
She breathed her last at her Dhanmondi residence this morning.
Fayza Haq was laid to eternal rest at Banani graveyard in Dhaka after Asr prayers amid a gathering of family members, former colleagues and readers.
She had been an integral part of The Daily Star since its inception and embellished the daily with her profound knowledge, erudition and avid enthusiasm in exploring art and culture.
Fayza Haq began writing for The Daily Sun (Pakistan) in 1970 while she was teaching at Karachi University. Continuing two professions simultaneously was a problem for her and subsequently her father asked her to choose between them. Fayza then decided to continue journalism and switched to The Morning News (Pakistan). Later, she worked at The Bangladesh Observer and The Bangladesh Times until joining The Daily Star at its inception almost a quarter century back.
She kept writing on fine arts, classical music, dance and book reviews during her long career.