5th death anniv of MA Mannan
Today is the fifth death anniversary of Dr MA Mannan, a neurologist and former Awami League lawmaker of Katiadi-Pakundia constituency in Kishoreganj.
A language movement veteran and Liberation War organiser, Dr Mannan died of old-age complications at a Dhaka hospital in 2016, said a press release.
Born on December 2, 1932, he joined Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (formerly known as Institute of Postgraduate Medicine and Research) in 1969 and initiated treatment for neurological disorders for the first time.
Founder of Neurology Foundation and Epilepsy Association of Bangladesh, Prof Mannan was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2015 for his contributions to the medical sector and social services.
He founded Dr Abdul Mannan Women's College in Kishoreganj and several educational and social institutions.
He was the member and president of Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council for 12 years.