Saturday 10, December 2022

Celebrated archaeologist Enamul Haque no more

News Desk: Prominent archaeologist, historian, art expert and former Director General of Bangladesh National Museum Prof Dr Enamul Haque is no more. He was 85 at the time of his death.

He died at his residence in Dhaka at 3:35pm on Sunday (July 10, 2022).

Enamul Haque earned a bachelor's degree in history and a master's in history and archaeology from Dhaka University. He later completed his PhD from Oxford University, researching on South Asian art. Dr Enamul Haque joined the then Dhaka Museum in 1972.

Dr Enamul Haque became the director of the museum on November 10, 1973. He was the director general of National Museum from September 28, 1983 to February 6, 1991.

In recognition of his contributions, he was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 2016, the Swadhinata Padak in 2020 and the Padma Shri award of India.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep grief over the death of Enamul Haque.

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