In memory of M. Shamsul Islam Khan, TLT held a mourning program on Friday, 24 September 2021
Adiba Awlad Mir
Dhaka, October 14, 2021
In memory of M. Shamsul Islam Khan, TLT held a mourning program on Friday, 24 September 2021, at 10 AM. The program was conducted through a zoom call, and a significant number of professionals joined the mourning program along with M Shamsul Islam Khan’s Family.
Prof. SM Mannan, Department of Information Science and library management, Dhaka University, convened the program. Honourable Vice-Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Prof. Dr Md. Sharfuddin Ahmed was present as the special guest to share his memory. The library professionals from all levels, including medical libraries, academic libraries, special libraries, LIS teachers, researchers and students, attended the commemorative meeting and have shared their fond memories of M. Shamsul Islam Khan. Some of them were Dr Moniruzzaman UNIC, Prof. S.M. Zabed Ahmed, Department of Information Science and library management, Dhaka University, Prof. Nasiruddin Mitul, Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies at National University Bangladesh, M Hossam Haider Chowdhury, Librarian at Independent University, Bangladesh, Dr Azizur Rahman, Dilruba Nazim, Senior Librarian, Manarat Dhaka International School and College, Dilruba Mahabuba, S.m. Humayun Kabir, Medical Library Association of Bangladesh (MedLAB) and many others.
From the bereaved family, one of his brothers and his brother-in-law and close confidante Afsar Khandokar, director, Exim Bank of Bangladesh and two of his daughters, Marzana Islam(middle) and Mariana Islam(youngest), shared their fond memories and grieving and thanked the librarian times for holding the program. They also thanked the participants for sharing their memories of M. Shamsul Islam Khan.
Prodip Roy, the Editor-in-chief inaugurated the program with a very heartfelt speech for M. Shamsul Islam Khan, remembered his achievements and took the oath not to get his legacy forgotten.
Prof. SM Mannan ended the program with a grief speech saying, it was a significant loss for our professional community; we still had a lot to learn from M. Shamsul Islam Khan. M M Shoeb, North South University, hosted the grieving program.
Note that a pioneer of Bangladesh’s editing and publications management industry, a legendary library professional, M. Shamsul Islam Khan, died on Friday, 3 September 2021 his residence in Dhaka. He was 72 and is survived by his wife and three daughters.