Former member of Indo-Bangla Joint Rivers Commission (JRC) Tauhidul Anwar Khan passed away early yesterday at Dhaka's Comfort Hospital, from kidney and heart-related complications. He was 73, said a press release.
Khan was a fellow at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh; Secretary General at Bangladesh Water Partnership; Member of Asian Regional Working Group of ICID and other organisations.
He began his career in 1970 with Bangladesh Water Development Board; followed by several key postings under the Ministry of Water Resources, he was appointed as Director General at Water Resources Planning Organization (WARPO) and member at Joint Rivers Commission (JRC). He retired in 2008 and worked as a consultant for a few years.
For over 30 years, he was active in promoting Bangladesh's rights to sharing of water of common rivers with regional countries. He was buried at Jurain graveyard following Zuhr prayers yesterday.