Abinta Kabir was a rising sophomore at Oxford College of Emory University.
David Leinweber had just finished grading Abinta Kabir’s essay when he heard the news that his student was a victim of the Bangladesh terror attack.
Leinweber, a history professor at Emory University, taught 18-year-old Kabir in his The Making Of Modern Europe class, a summer course that ended June 22, days before Kabir traveled to Bangladesh to visit her family for the rest of her summer break.
“She was really excited about it,” Leinweber wrote in an email. “She talked a lot during our chats, in class, about her love for Bangladesh — the people, the culture, and the history.”
Afsara Adiba, Kabir’s cousin wrote on Facebook:
We have lost a beautiful person that night. She was the heart and soul of her family and was taken from us in a second. She was one of the most brightest student and the best daughter. She was a gem in our family. Now i only pray that she is one in Jannat. I hope you rest in peace beautiful.