Professor Dr Mofakhar Hussain Khan- a living legend of Bangladesh LIS profession : Brief Biography
Ahasan, Dhaka, 4 August 2018
The eminent faculty member and library professional in Library Education of Bangladesh Dr Mofakhar Hussain Khan who has national and International fame was born on 1 January 1941 at Soiladi Village, Kaliganj Upazila, Gazipur in a renowned family.
Dr Mofakhr received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from London University
As a scholar student he completed his Master of Arts from University of Dhaka, Master of Library Science (MLS) from Hawaii, University, Honolulu, United States of America (USA), and then he completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from London University in the said subject.
His successful career started at the East Pakistan Central Public Library
He started his career at the East Pakistan Central Public Library as a Library Assistant. Then he worked for the Central Board for Development of Bengali (at present it is attached with Bangla Academy) Dhaka. After that, he went to London for higher study. After completing his PhD at London University, he started his career at Siraj University, Iran at the Department of Library and Information Science as a Professor. Later on, he worked at Bayero University Kano, Nigeria as a Professor.
Dr Khan joint at the University of Dhaka as a Librarian in the year 1986
After that Prof. Dr Khan joint at the University of Dhaka as a Librarian in the year 1986. He introduced the first training programme on AACR-2 for the library professionals of Bangladesh. Though this code was familiar from the year 1978 Library Professionals of Bangladesh didn’t use it till the year 1986. Prof. Khan resigned from his Job at the University of Dhaka in 1988. Later on, he started his career at King Abdul Aziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia(KSA) in the same teaching position. After retirement from here in 2004, he came back to Bangladesh and started passing his retirement life at his native village at Gazipur.
Prof. Dr Khan publishes more than one hundred research articles
Prof. Dr Khan publishes more than one hundred research articles on the National and International level. Few recognized and well-known publications are Ekushe Granthopongi Sonkolon, Dhaka, 1971, A Dictionary of Librarianship (Dhaka 1973), DU for Islam and Bangladesh (1st edition 1987, 2nd 1988 and 3rd 1999). History of printing the Holy Quran (Dhaka-1988), Modernization of Library and its Education (1988), The Eastern Librarian and Librarianship of Bangladesh (1988), Bibliographic Control of Qurnic Literature (1993), Pobitra Quran Paker Itihas o Bonganubader Sotoborsho(Dhaka-1997),English translation of the Holy Quran: a bio-bibliographic study(Tokyo, Singapore 1997), The Bengal Book: history of printing and bookmarking 1667-1866, 2nd part(Dhaka 1999-2001).
Before and after leaving Bangladesh Prof. Dr Khan also worked as a visiting faculty member of Department of Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Institute of Library and Information Science and others organization.
From his active initiative, a Sophisticated Mosque and Madrasha has been established. His momentary life is passing by practising religious activities and research.