President Abdul Hamid on Tueaday expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Ekushey Padak-winning writer Rashid Haider.
The writer died due to old age complications in the city.
In a condolence message, the President said that the research work done by Rashid Haider on the Liberation War will inspire the next generation to find out the nature of the War of Independence.
Hamid said Haider will be remembered for his research and literary work.
He also prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
Rashid Haider was born in Dohapara, Pabna on July 15, 1941. He obtained an MA in Bangla from Dhaka University in 1965.
Haider started his career as a writer for popular magazine Chitrali in 1961.