Sirajul Haque Khan

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Dr. Sirajul Haque Khan, (Bengali: সিরাজুল হক খান;1924 – 14 December 1971) born in the district of Noakhali, was a Bengali Educationist and martyred intellectual of 1971.[1]


Khan graduated from college in 1949 and obtained an M. Ed degree from Institute of Education Research, IER, Dhaka University, in 1965. He obtained Ed. D from the State College of Colorado, USA in 1967 and joined IER, DU as a senior lecturer.[1]

Death and legacy[edit]

On 14 December 1971 a group of Al-Badr members forcibly removed him from his home and murdered him.[1] His body was found in Mirpur, Dhaka. He was buried in Dhaka University Central Mosque. On 14 November 1991, Bangladesh Post Office issued commemorative stamp with his name and picture.[2] On 3 November 2013, two Jamaat leaders, Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and Ashrafuz Zaman Khan, received a death sentence in absentia for his death.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Profiles of martyred intellectuals". The Daily Star. 14 December 2006. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Khan, Serajul Haque - Banglapedia". Retrieved 2017-07-11. 
  3. ^ Chowdhury, Syed Tashfin (3 November 2013). "UK Muslim leader Chowdhury Mueen Uddin sentenced to death in Bangladesh". The Independent. Retrieved 7 November 2013.