Tribute to late AK Azizul Huq
This has reference to Mr. Asif Ali's write-up published in your daily on September 19, 2013. Mr. Ali deserves thanks for giving a brief but moving account of AK Azizul Huq, former C&AG of government, whom, I am sure, many of the old hands in the civil bureaucracy used to know. To come across such an erudite and gentle civil servant in today's civil bureaucracy is beyond comprehension.
In April 1981, I was a junior member of the Bangladesh delegation to the Aid-Consortium meeting in Paris where we were delighted to have Azizul Huq's close company. I still possess some pictures with him and late Abdus Salam, (Secretary, Statistics Division). Every morning before attending the meeting at the World Bank office, Azizul Huq made me sit beside him at the hotel lobby and inquired about issues broached in the government document. On way back to Dhaka, some of us including Azizul Huq stayed in the same hotel in London. I accompanied him to some bookshops in London and felt enlightened seeing the books being chosen and bought by him. One or two books that I myself bought then could be hiding somewhere in my shelf bearing the testimony of guidance proffered by Azizul Huq. May Azizul Huq's soul rest in eternal peace.