Niloufer Manzur succumbs to Covid-19

Stock market Desk || Published: 2020-05-26 07:21:39 || Updated: 2020-05-26 07:21:39

Earlier on Sunday, both Syed Manzur Elahi, one of Bangladesh’s leading businesspersons, and Niloufer Manzur tested positive for Covid-19

Niloufer Manzur, the founder and principal of Sunbeams School in Dhaka, has died from Covid-19 infection.

She died while receiving treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka at 12:55am on Tuesday.

Syed Gousul Alam Shaon, managing partner and country head of Grey Advertising Bangladesh Ltd, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

Niloufer, 74, who was involved with the school for the last 45 years, was also the wife of Syed Manzur Elahi, chairman of conglomerate Apex Group.

She founded Sunbeams School on January 15, 1974. Niloufer was the daughter of Late Dr Mafiz Ali Chowdhury, a former parliamentarian and minister in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s cabinet in 1972.

Earlier on Sunday, Syed Manzur Elahi, one of Bangladesh’s leading businesspersons, and his wife Niloufer Manzur tested positive for Covid-19.

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