Through his unconventional way of teaching, Abdur Razzaq would always create a hunger for knowledge among his students, academics and writers told a discussion on the national professor's birth centenary yesterday, at the capital's Bangladesh National Museum.
He would relate theory to practice in the classroom, said Prof Anisuzzaman, shedding light on the professor's advocacy for a secular Bangladesh and keen awareness of society.
Reverently called the "teacher of teachers", Razzaq was born in Nawabganj upazila of Dhaka in 1914. He taught political science, economics, and international relations at Dhaka University.
Razzaq played a leading role in educating Muslims, said Prof Borhan Uddin Khan Jahangir of DU's political science department.
The same was stated in the keynote paper presented by Prof Salimullah Khan.
Prof Rafiqul Islam, president of Nazrul Institute Trustee Board, said, "Prof Razzaq spent a lot of time at book shops. Teachers should follow in his footsteps."
Razzaq died on November 28, 1999.