Niloufer Manzur, founding principal of Sunbeams, dies from Covid-19 | The Daily Star
10:16 AM, May 26, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:38 AM, May 26, 2020

Niloufer Manzur, founding principal of Sunbeams, dies from Covid-19

Renowned educationist and founding principal of Sunbeams School, Niloufer Manzur passed away earlier today (May 26) at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka.

She was 74.

Manzur had tested positive for Covid-19 earlier on Sunday. 

The noted educationist leaves behind her husband Syed Manzur Elahi, former adviser to a  caretaker government and chairman of Apex Footwear Ltd, son Syed Nasim Manzur, daughter Munize Manzur, daughter-in-law Dr Samia Huq, six grandchildren and a large host of friends, admirers and students.

The daughter of late Dr Mafiz Ali Chowdhury, a former minister in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's cabinet in 1972, Manzur founded Sunbeams School in January 1974. 

As news of her death broke, former and current students took to social media to offer their condolences.

She will be buried after a private janaza upon following and maintaining all necessary health directives and protocols. 

The family has requested all to pray for the departed soul.

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