Renowned economist and former advisor to the caretaker government. Akbar Ali Khan’s Janaza will be held today (Friday) at Azad Mosque in Gulshan after Friday. He will then be buried at the Martyr Intellectuals Cemetery in Mirpur. This information is known from the family sources of the deceased.
Akbar Ali Khan passed away on Thursday (September 8) night. He was 78 years old. He was suffering from various diseases related to old age.
Akbar Ali Khan was born in 1944 in Nabinagar, Brahmanbaria. After receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Dhaka University, he received master’s and PhD degrees in economics from Queen’s University, Canada.
His career started with government jobs. During the liberation war in 1971, Akbar Ali was the District Administrator or SDO of Habiganj. He was prosecuted by the Pakistan military government for actively working with the Mujibnagar government at that time. He was sentenced to 14 years rigorous imprisonment in his absence.
After independence, he again entered the career as a bureaucrat. Akbar Ali, who served as Finance Secretary, Cabinet Secretary and Alternate Executive Director of the World Bank, was also an advisor to the former caretaker government. He has also taught in various universities.
His two books on economics namely ‘Economics of Altruism’ and ‘Ajab and Jabar-Ajab Ajab’ are quite popular. Apart from this, his other works include Surprising Bangladesh: Politics in Weird Disguise, Success in Spreading Islam in Bengal: A Historical Analysis, Doubts and Thoughts: About Rabindranath etc.
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