Akbar Ali Khan, former caretaker government advisor, famous economist and prominent columnist left the country of no return. He died at Evercare Hospital in the capital after 10 pm on Thursday. He was 78 years old at the time of his death.
Evercare Hospital’s public relations department confirmed Yugantar about his death on Thursday night.
Akbar Ali Khan was born in 1944 in Nabinagar, Brahmanbaria. During the Liberation War of Bangladesh, he was the District Administrator or SDO of Habiganj. He actively worked with the Mujibnagar government during the war.
In 2006, he was an advisor to the caretaker government led by President Yazuddin Ahmed. Later, he resigned along with three advisers due to the fear of not conducting a fair election.
Akbar Ali Khan, a brilliant student, studied in the history department of Dhaka University.
There he completed honors in 1964 and Masters in 1965 and was first in the first class in both.
In 1967-68, he joined the Civil Service Academy, Lahore. After training in 1970 Habiganj Mahukumar S. D. O. Appointed as
He supported the non-cooperation movement before the start of the war. When the attack of Pakistan forces started, Habiganj police distributed weapons among the common people and created resistance and inspired the liberation war.
After the establishment of independent Bangladesh on December 16, 1971, he returned to the country and joined the Ministry of Establishment in the Secretariat.
He worked for a short time in the Ministry of Environment and Forests and was promoted as Secretary to the Government in 1993. He served as Chairman of the National Board of Revenue from 1993 to 1996. He was appointed as Finance Secretary in 1996.
In 2001, he joined the World Bank as the Alternate Executive Director as the representative of Bangladesh. He worked at the World Bank from 2002 to 2005.
His book ‘History of Bangladesh’ or ‘History of Bangladesh’ is very famous about the development of Islam in Bangladesh. Besides, he has written many books on contemporary issues including economics, literature.