Editor’s Note

The history of our liberation war is as full of glory, valour, courage and sacrifice, as it is of tragedy.

EDUCATION / Prof. Abdullah Abu Sayeed

Prof. Abdullah Abu Sayeed is a renowned writer, television presenter and activist. Born in Kolkata in 1939, Sayeed is the son of a well-known playwright.

Sports / Bashir Ahmed

Basir Ahmed is an all-rounder of sports, who excelled in hockey, football, athletics and cricket during his playing career, and served as referee, coach, umpire and Olympic organiser after his retirement from sports.

Publishing / Mohiuddin Ahmed

Mohiuddin Ahmed is an internationally recognised expert in publishing management. He has become a force that has challenged and changed book publishing in Bangladesh in deep and lasting ways.

Art / Murtaja Baseer

Murtaja Baseer, considered one of the foremost painters of Bangladesh, has established his individual style in art over the years.

Tahrunessa Ahmed Abdullah - Women's Development

Tahrunessa Ahmed Abdullah is a writer, activist and community leader who is known for her research on and contribution to the lives of women in rural Bangladesh.

Special Remembrance: Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed

Justice Shahabuddin Ahmed, former President of Bangladesh, was born on February 1, 1930, at Pemal village under Kendua thana of Netrakona district.

Dr. mohammad ali Reza Khan

Dr. Mohammad Ali Reza Khan, an eminent wildlife conservationist, spends most of his time spreading awareness...

Matiur Rahman

Matiur Rahman is the Editor and Publisher of the daily Prothom Alo (First Light), the highest circulated newspaper of Bangladesh.

Mahbubur Rahman

Mahbubur Rahman is a renowned business personality and current President of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Bangladesh. Born on July 10, 1942, Rahman is a pioneer in ensuring that both businesses and consumers are treated in a fair and just manner.

Jharna Dhara Chowdhury

Harna Dhara Chowdhury is an eminent social activist and secretary of the Gandhi Ashram Trust in Jayag, Noakhali, Bangladesh.

Prof. Jamilur Reza Choudhury

Prof. Jamilur Reza Choudhury is a foremost civil engineer, professor, researcher, and education advocate of this country.

Hasan Azizul Haque

Considered as one of the most beloved short story writers of contemporary Bangla literature, Hasan Azizul Haque was born on February 2...