Dr. Islam was an extraordinary person.He was entirely committed to the country. In 1971 he wrote to many influential figures to help stop Pakistan’s barbarity on unarmed Bangladeshis. A true patriot, he brought his whole family back to Bangladesh, leaving behind a sophisticated life abroad. He chose his dear Chittagong University to promote the study of science among the youth of his country. His distinct presence was enough to enliven the surroundings.