Nat’l Mausoleum creator Mainul Hossain dies at 62

Syed Mainul Hossain, the architect of the National Mausoleum at Savar, died of cardiac arrest at a city hospital on Monday. He was 62.
He breathed his last at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) around 2:30pm, said hospital sources.
The renowned architect was admitted to the NICVD on Sunday morning after he complained of chest pain.His mortal remains will be kept at the Birdem Hospital mortuary. The decision about his burial will be taken after the return of his daughter and sister from aboard, said family sources.
In 1978, an open competition was launched in Savar for the national monument’s design where Mainul Hossain’s design won the first prize. By the end of 1982, the memorial stood tall according to his design.
Born in 1952 at Dampara village in Munshiganj, he was also conferred with ‘Ekushey Padak’ and Sheltech Award.
Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the death the renowned architect.
In separate condolence messages, they prayed for salvation of the departed souland expressed their sympathy to the bereaved family members. – UNB