66, a former president of Bangladesh and former chairman of the U.N. Human Rights Commission, died Aug. 1 in London after a heart attack.

Mr. Chowdhury was a figurehead president of Bangladesh for 20 months ending in December 1973. Bangladesh was under a British-type parliamentary system until 1975.


81, a pioneering medical researcher and one of three investigators who developed a medical tool for treating epilepsy, died July 23 in Chicago. The cause of death was not reported.

She began her career at Harvard University under Dr. William Lennox, the father of epilepsy research. She helped develop the electroencephalogram, which is used to interpret brain waves. Working with her husband, Dr. Frederic Gibbs, and researcher Albert Grass of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she taught medical and scientific communities to analyze brain wave data.


62, a West German who was a high-ranking European Common Market official, died Aug. 1 at a hospital in Dusseldorf, West Germany, after surgery for a stomach ailment.

He was named by Bonn to represent West Germany at the Common Market in Brussels in October 1984 and worked primarily with economic and regional political Common Market questions.


72, a bandleader, the piano player, singer and songwriter who gave life to the rhythm-and-blues hits "The Honeydripper" and "Pink Champagne," died July 31 at a hospital in Lynwood, Calif., after a stroke.

"The Honeydripper" sold nearly 12 million records. After his success during the late 1940s and early 1950s, Mr. Liggins disbanded his group, The Honeydrippers, in 1954. In the mid-1970s, he reorganized the band, performing at jazz, Dixieland and rhythm-and-blues festivals.