Eminent historian and researcher Dr Ratan Lal Chakraborty passed away on Tuesday. He was 71.
Prof Ratan Lal, a retired professor of History department of Dhaka University, breathed his last at Popular Medical College hospital in the city around 1:40am.
On November 7, Ratan was admitted to the hospital with different health complications and then he was tested positive for Covid-19, said family sources.
Professor Ratan Lal was cremated at Postagola Mahashashan in the capital.
He is survived by his wife, daughter and a host of well wishers.
In a condolence message, Dhaka University (DU) Vice Chancellor Dr Akhtaruzzaman expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of the prominent historian.