Enayetullah Khan

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Enayetullah Khan
Enayetullah Khan 2018.jpg
Born1953
ResidenceDhaka
NationalityBangladeshi
CitizenshipBangladeshi
EducationMasters
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
OccupationJournalism, Business
OrganizationCosmos Group, Dhaka Courier and United News of Bangladesh
Known forJournalist, Businessman
Home townDhaka
Websitewww.enayetullahkhan.com

Enayetullah Khan (born 1953) is a Bangladeshi entrepreneur, author, journalist and patron of the arts. [1][2] He is best known as the founder and Managing Director of the Cosmos Group, a Bangladeshi conglomerate incorporating over a dozen companies operating at home and abroad. He is the founder of Dhaka Courier and United News of Bangladesh. [3]

Early life[edit]

Khan was born in 1953 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is son of M Masud Khan and Shamsun Nahar Khan. His grandfather Amanat Khan was a prominent member of Chittagong society.

Education[edit]

After completing his Masters in Mass Communication (MCJ) and Journalism from the University of Dhaka in 1975, Khan taught briefly at the MCJ department before leaving to start his career as a media entrepreneur.

Career[edit]

While still a student, Khan rose to prominence as a news commentator on Radio Bangladesh and as an English newscaster on BTV.  As part of a generation of media entrepreneurs, Khan in the 1980s established the United News of Bangladesh (UNB)[4], the first fully digitized wire service in South Asia and is the founding editor of the Dhaka Courier, an independent newsweekly.Now he is honour of [[Cosmos Group]].

Author[edit]

Apart from his entrepreneurial career, he is passionate about promoting and preserving Bangladesh’s history and heritage. He is also involved in environmentalism centering the Royal Bengal Tiger and is an avid promoter of art and music, for “their capacity to transcend barriers and borders”. These passions have most frequently found expression in the form of books he has either authored or co-authored.

Published books[edit]

  • Bangladesh: Splendours of the Past (2001)
  • The Bangladesh Sundarbans (2011) [5]
  • Boats : A Treasure of Bangladesh (2014) co-authored with Yves Marre [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Articles by undefined". www.dhakatribune.com. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  2. ^ "Printmaking workshop held at Cosmos-Atelier 71". The Daily Star. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  3. ^ "Gallery Cosmos' ode to Bangladeshi scenic beauty". The Daily Star. 2018-09-10. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  4. ^ "News Agencies - Banglapedia". en.banglapedia.org. Retrieved 2016-12-22.
  5. ^ Khan, Enayetullah. "The Bangladesh Sundarbans". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  6. ^ Khan, Enayetullah; Marre, Yves (2014). Boats: A Treasure of Bangladesh. ISBN 9789843383532.