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Toab Khan (24 April 1934 – 1 October 2022)was a Bangladeshi journalist. He served as the Advisory Editor of the Bengali daily Janakantha . He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2016 by the Government of Bangladesh.
Khan was born on 24 April 1934 in Satkhira. He started journalism in 1955. He worked for Dainik Sangbad and Dainik Pakistan. He was a press secretary to Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and later he served as a chief information officer and director general of the Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB). He was also a press secretary to President HM Ershad and President Shahabuddin Ahmed.He died on 1 October 2022, at the age of 88.
Abdul Gaffar Choudhury was a Bangladeshi-born British writer, journalist, columnist, political analyst and poet. He wrote the lyrics to "Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano", a widely celebrated song commemorating the Bengali Language Movement. He was awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1967, Ekushey Padak in 1983, and Independence Day Award in 2009.
Rahat Khan was a Bangladeshi journalist and litterateur. He wrote more than 32 novels. He won Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1973 and Ekushey Padak in 1996 by the Government of Bangladesh.
Ekushey Padak is the second highest civilian award in Bangladesh, introduced in memory of the martyrs of the Bengali Language Movement of 1952. The award is given to recognize contributions in a number of fields, including culture, education, and economics. The Ministry of Cultural Affairs administers the award.
Comilla Victoria Government College is a college in Comilla, Bangladesh. It is one of the oldest and renowned colleges in Comilla as well as in Chittagong division. The college is located beside of Ranir Dighi on 32 acres of land including its intermediate and honors section.
Ferdausi Rahman also known as Ferdausi Begum is a Bangladeshi playback singer. She is the daughter of folk singer Abbas Uddin. She sang some popular film songs for Pakistani films also in the 1960s especially working with the music composer Robin Ghosh in film Chakori released in 1967. She was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1977 and Independence Day Award in 1995 by the Government of Bangladesh.
Idris Ali is a Bangladeshi actor and activist. He appeared in more than 350 films during the 1980s and 1990s. He earned Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Parineeta (1986) and Best Supporting Actor for Shasti (2005). He is a road safety activist in Bangladesh. He was awarded Ekushey Padak for his social service by the Government of Bangladesh in 2018. He is the current President of Bangladesh Film Artists' Association.
A.Z.M. Enayetullah Khan was a Bangladeshi journalist and government minister. He founded the weekly newspaper Holiday and the daily newspaper New Age. He served in Ziaur Rahman's Cabinet, first as Minister of Land Administration and Land Reform from December 1977 to June 1978, and then as Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources from July 1978 to October 1978.
Kamal Lohani was a Bangladeshi journalist. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2015 by the Government of Bangladesh. He served as the director general of Shilpakala Academy from April 2009 until April 2011.
Humayun Kabir Balu was a Bangladeshi journalist. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2009 by the Government of Bangladesh.
Nurjahan Begum was the first female journalist in Bangladesh and a trailblazer for female journalists in South Asia. Begum was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2011 by the Government of Bangladesh. She served as the editor of Begum magazine.
K G Mustafa was a Bangladeshi journalist who served as Ambassador for a brief period. He was awarded Ekushey Padak by the Government of Bangladesh in 1999.
2016 (MMXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2010s decade.
Syed Golam Kibria was a Bangladeshi journalist and politician. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2016 by the Government of Bangladesh.
Gaziul Hasan Khan is a Bangladeshi journalist and ex-diplomat with a long professional career in London. He is a former Chief Editor and Managing Director of the National News Agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. He was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 2006 by the Government of Bangladesh for his contributions to journalism. He also served as a Minister in charge of Press and Information at the Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington DC, United States.
Shamsuzzaman Khan was a Bangladeshi academician, folklorist, and writer who served as president of Bangla Academy since June 2020 until his death in April 2021. He also served as the director general of the academy during 2009–2018. He was notable for editing book series on folk culture of 64 different districts in 64 volumes and collections of folklore series in 114 volumes. He was awarded Bangla Academy Literary Award in 2001, Ekushey Padak in 2009 and Independence Day Award in 2017 by the Government of Bangladesh.
Ali Wazed Zafar is a Bangladeshi journalist. He is the incumbent Director General of the Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB). In recognition of his contribution to journalism, the government of Bangladesh awarded him the country's second highest civilian award Ekushey Padak in 2020.
Riaz Uddin Ahmed was a Bangladeshi journalist who was the president of the National Press Club. In 1993, he was awarded the Ekushey Padak, the state's second highest civilian honor, for his outstanding contribution to journalism. He was the editor of News Today. He was an advisor to former Prime Minister of Bangladesh Khaleda Zia.
MA Malek is a Bangladeshi journalist who is currently the editor of the first daily Azadi of independent Bangladesh. The Government of Bangladesh awarded him the Ekushey Padak in Journalism in 2022 for his significant contribution in journalism.
QABM Rahman Former Bangladeshi government official who was a freedom fighter. He was first the director and later the director general of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority. He was the first Chairman and managing director of Bangladesh Shipping Corporation.