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Muniruzzaman, ANM


Muniruzzaman, ANM (1924-1971) educationist, martyr intellectual. He was born in 1924 at village Kacherkol in Shailakupa thana of Jhenaidaha district. His father was Muhammad Musa. Muniruzzaman matriculated in 1940 from SD High School in Narail and passed ISc examination from Presidency College in Kolkata in 1942. He obtained BSc (Hons) in Mathematics in 1944 from the same college. In 1946 he obtained MSc in Statistics from Calcutta University.

Muniruzzaman started his professional career in the Indian Statistical Institute (1946-1948). He joined the Statistics Department of the Dhaka University as a Lecturer in 1948. He was promoted to the post of Reader in 1961. He had been the chairman of the Department of Statistics from 1967 to 1971.

On the night of 25 March 1971 the Pak army encroached upon his residence and killed him. His eldest son, one brother and a nephew were also the victims.

The Postal Department of the Government of Bangladesh issued' commemorative postal stamp in the name of ANM Muniruzzaman on the martyred Intellectual Day on 14 December 1991. [Abu Md. Delwar Hossain]