Message of Condolences on behalf of the University of Asia Pacific.
I am deeply saddened that National Professor Jamilur Reza Choudhury, the illustrious Vice Chancellor of the University of Asia and Pacific (UAP) has passed away. Inna Lillahi was Inna Ilaihi Rajiun; to Allah we belong and to Him we return. While we all know that inevitability and we are aware that sooner or later every one of us would return to our maker, Jamilur Reza Choudhury’s departure from this temporal world comes as rude shock to the UAP family, to its Trustees, to its students, to the members of the faculty and administration, and personally to me.
Jamilur Reza Choudhury was a national figure of high stature. He has made outstanding contribution to our national development as a brilliant engineer, consultant and educationist of great repute. He was a person of international distinction having earned tributes from many countries and organizations abroad. He has also served the country with distinction as an Adviser to the CareTaker Government of Bangladesh, 1996. For the University of Asia Pacific, he was a tower of strength. He served the UAP with remarkable dedication and contributed immensely to its wellbeing. He strove hard to take the UAP to greater heights of glory and has left an undeniable imprint on its development.
For the last eight years and couple of months I have had the honour of working in close cooperation with him as we both were members of the Board of Trustees of the UAP during his tenure as its Vice Chancellor. On a personal level, we were contemporaries in our student life and very close friends. Recently, our relationship took an added dimension with my assuming Chairmanship of the BOT of UAP as he and I were looking forward to work in even closer cooperation for taking the UAP to still greater heights.
Jamilur Reza Choudhury’s passing is a colossal national loss and will create a vacuum that will be difficult to fill. For us in the UAP the loss is equally profound. The UAP family deeply mourns his death. We pray that Allah, the most merciful and the most beneficent, grants him abode in Jannatul Firdous. In expressing our deepest condolences to the bereaved family, we pray to Allah to grant Mrs. Jamilur Reza Choudhury, her children and all her family members the fortitude and strength to bear this irreparable loss.
On behalf of the UAP family
C M Shafi Sami,
Chairman, Board of Trustees, UAP