Monday, February 15, 2010

Principal Shafiqur Rahman Trust Fund

Cheque-handing ceremony of Principal Shafiqur Rahman Trust Fund in Asiatic Society, February 15th, 2010

The sons and daughters of late Principal Shafiqur Rahman presented a sum of Taka Ten lakhs to the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, to replenish the Principal Shafiqur Rahman Trust Fund at a simple ceremony at the Asiatic Society yesterday. Present at the cheque handing over ceremony were late Principal Shafiqur Rahman’s daughters Mrs. Rowshan Ara Begum, Dr. Ziaun Nahar Fakhruddin, PhD, a resident in USA, sons Mr. Saiful Islam, a former civil servant and a leading businessman, and Mr. Serajul Islam, a former Ambassador to Japan. The other surviving daughters of Principal Shafiqur Rahman are Dr. Rokeya Farooq, a Psychiatrist in USA; Dr. Halima Qureshi PhD, an Associate Professor of Economics in Alabama, USA and Mrs. Khaleda Rahman, a resident in USA. Principal Shafiqur Rahman’s eldest daughter Hosne Ara Rahman died in 2007, and her son Dr. Mahmudul Anam PhD, Professor of Economics, York University, Canada was present at the ceremony. Mahbubul Anam, Vice President, Bangladesh Cricket Board, is the second son of late Mrs. Hosne Ara Begum. Dr. Aminul Islam , fellow , Asiatic Society received the cheque while Justice Kazi Ibadul Huq, Mrs. Mahfuza Khanam, General Secretary and Professor Ahmed Jamal, Secretary, Asiatic Society were present.

Principal Shafiqur Rahman, recipient of National Bank Prize for his research book “Pakistaner Orthoniti” in 1967 and named “Economist of the Year” by Bangladesh Economic Association in 1990, died in Dhaka in July, 1991 at the age of 87.

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