Remembering Prof. Naiyer Sultana

On death anniversary of our parents, siblings, relatives and friends we remember the deceased and pray for the peace of his/her soul. We recall good times and words with the deceased by assembling together in a religious session.
Today was Prof. Naiyer Sultan’s 11th death anniversary (May 15, 2016). I and my younger sister remembered her. On this day in 2005 Prof. Naiyer Sultana breathed her last at Central Hospital ICU. My mother was then also under treatment at the same hospital who died on August 11, 2005. Late Prof. Naiyer Sultana was the immediate elder sister of our sister-in-law. As our elder brother and bhabi most of the time stayed abroad for the sake of their job, Naiyer Apa used to always take care for our welfare. There was a telepathic link, when my mother would get seriously sick and we were getting ready to go to hospital, Naiyer apa would suddenly call me to inquire about mother’s health. She always visited hospital to see for herself my mother’s condition.
Greatly admired by her friends, colleagues, students, and relatives for her amiable, constantly cheerful and virtuous character, late Professor Naiyer Sultana was a dedicated teacher who had efficiently taught Botany at Eden Girls’ college for long 32 years. She had creditably served as the Principal of Dhaka College, Director General of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education, Member of Bangladesh Public Service Commission.
Not only in her official arena, late Prof Naiyar had proved her acumen and efficacy but in family matters she was very transparent as well. She used to always stand by the side of the right things. She never hesitated to boldly pass her ruling in favor of what was evidently correct.
I pay rich tributes to late Prof. Naiyer Sultana. May God bless her heaven!
Yours truly,
Professor M Zahidul Haque
Department of Agricultural Extension & Information System
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University