Today marks the 22nd death anniversary of Dr. AR Mallick, an eminent educationist and the first technocrat Finance Minister of the country.
On the occasion, a discussion and milad mahfil were held at RKB Mallick School and College premises at his village home in Rajapur, Dhamrai.
Dr. Mallick was professor of South Asian Regional Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, in the early 1960s, and the founding vice-chancellor of Chittagong University.
He was president of the Liberation Council of Intelligentsia, the first education secretary, the first High Commissioner to India, and was elected chairman of Asian Development Bank.
His publications include “British Policy and the Muslims in Bengal” and “Amar Jibon Kotha O Bangladesher Mukti Sangram”. Bangla Academy published “Dr. AR Mallick Sharak Grontho” comprising articles by renowned personalities from home and abroad. Dr. AR Mallick Lecture Hall was inaugurated at Dhaka University in 2015.