Star Lifetime Awardees 2016 | The Daily Star
  • Muktijuddho Jadughar (Liberation War Museum)

    Starting its journey on March 22, 1996, the Liberation War Museum, more commonly known among Bangladeshis as the Muktijuddho Jadughar...

  • Ferdausi Rahman

    Ferdausi Rahman is one of the most celebrated singers of the country. Daughter of legendary folk singer Abbas Uddin, Rahman was born on June 28, 1941 in Cooch Bihar, a district in the northern part of West Bengal, India.

  • Valerie Ann Taylor - Social Work

    VALERIE ANN TAYLOR is a British born physiotherapist and philanthropist living in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Ferdousi Majumdar

    Ferdousi Majumdar, one of the towering figures in Bangladeshi theatre, has a made rich contribution to the country's cultural arena.

  • 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.

  • Basir Ahmed

    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.

  • Syed Shamsul Haq

    With words. Syed Shamsul Haq can take the dark out of the night as well as paint the daytime black. He writes magical verse plays...

  • Prof. Dwijen Sarma

    It's hard to fathom the beauty Dwijen Sarma moves through, a beauty that resides only in nature. And he has devoted his life to protecting it with everything he has.

  • Prof. Serajul Islam Chowdhury

    Prof. Serajul Islam Chowdhury, a renowned academic, author, critic and columnist, is a voice against injustice. Born on June 23, 1937 in Baroikhali village...

  • Prof. Arun Kumar Basak

    PROFESSOR ARUN KUMAR BASAK is a renowned scientist and physicist of Bangladesh. With a new theory of nuclear interactions...

  • Prof. Rehman Sobhan

    Prof. Rehman Sobhan is a Bangladeshi economist born in Calcutta on March 12, 1935.

  • National Professor Anisuzzaman

    Prof. Anisuzzaman

    PROFESSOR ANISUZZAMAN, an eminent writer and educationist, was born on February 18, 1937 in Calcutta. He grew up in a family that nurtured writing.

  • Prof. Rafiqul Islam

    Prof. Rafiqul Islam is an eminent educationist, scholar, author and cultural activist of Bangladesh. Besides being a retired professor of Dhaka University, he is also the retired Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB).

  • Dr. Angela Gomes

    Dr. Angela Gomes is a social worker and Founder Executive Director of Banchte Shekha (Learn How To Survive), a leading NGO working since 1976 with the long-term objective of improving the socio-economic condition of women and children in Bangladesh.

  • Mustafa Monwar

    Mustafa Monwar is an eminent Bangladeshi artist, painter, sculptor, puppeteer, TV and radio programme director, producer...

  • Prof. a.m. Harun-ar-Rashid

    Prof. A.m. Harun-ar-rashid is a distinguished physicist and science writer. He was born on May 1, 1933 in a remote village in Barisal district where his father...

  • Murtaja Baseer

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Editor’s Note

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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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...