Khadim, Ataur Rahman Khan

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Ataur Rahman Khan Khadim

Khadim, Ataur Rahman Khan (1933-1971) educationist, martyr intellectual. He was born in 1933 at village Kharampur in Akhaura thana of Brahmanbaria district. His father Daulat Ahmad Khan Khadim was a lawyer in Dhaka High Court and his mother was Anjumannesa Khatun. Ataur Rahman passed Matriculation examination in 1948 from George H. E School in Brahmanbaria and I.Sc from Dhaka College in 1950. He obtained B.Sc (Hons) in Physics from Dhaka University in 1953 and M.Sc in 1954.

Ataur Rahman Khan started his professional career in 1955 as an electrical engineer in Philips Electric Company. Later he studied as a researcher in the Theoretical Physics Institute at Getingen in West Germany (1959-60). On his return from Germany he joined as a research fellow in the Department of Physics in Dhaka University. He joined as a Lecturer in the Department of Physics in Dhaka University in 1965. Ataur Rahman was a specialist in Experimental Physics specially in Electronics.  

On the night of 25 March 1971, the Pak army killed him at the teachers' quarters of Shahidullah Hall of Dhaka University. [Abu Md. Delwar Hossain]