Yeafesh Osman

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Yeafesh Osman
Osman in 2012
Minister of Science and Technology
Assumed office
14 July 2015
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Personal details
Born (1946-05-01) 1 May 1946 (age 72)
Chittagong, Bengal Presidency, British India
FatherShawkat Osman
Alma materBangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Yeafesh Osman (born 1 May 1946)[1] is a Bangladeshi architect and politician who is the current minister of science and technology of Government of Bangladesh.[2][3] He worked under Fazlur Rahman Khan, the notable architect of Sears Tower.

Early life and education[edit]

Osman was born in Chittagong in 1946 to novelist Shawkat Osman.[1] He studied in Chittagong Muslim High School and later passed his Secondary School Certificate and Higher Secondary School Certificate examinations from Siddheswari Boys' High School and Notre Dame College, Dhaka respectively.[1] He completed his graduation in architecture from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.[1]


Osman was elected as the vice president of the Engineering University Central Students' Union in 1970. He got involved in politics as a member of Bangladesh Chhatra League. Later, he joined Awami League and became its Science and Technology Secretary. Osman was a freedom fighter who fought in sector 2 during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.[4]

Osman served as an architect in Housing and Settlement Department, Government of Bangladesh from May 1972 to April 1974 and also worked as a junior Architect under Fazlur Rahman Khan from October 1970 to April 1972. He was the founder Secretary of Institute of Architects Bangladesh. During his professional practice, worked as the Managing Director of Prakalpa Upadeshta Ltd, an architecture and engineering consultancy firm.

Osman was appointed as the State Minister of Science and Technology in 2014 and then became cabinet minister on 14 July 2015.[5]

Osman has published two books, Bongo Amar Janani Amar and Noshto Kal Koshto Kal.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Profile of ministers". The Daily Start. 2009-01-08. Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  2. ^ "47-member new cabinet announced". The Daily Star. 2019-01-06. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  3. ^ Hafez Ahmed (2009-01-14). "Yafes Osman visits BASIS, ICT Incubator". The Financial Express. Dhaka. Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  4. ^ Haider, Rashid (1989). ১৯৭১ : ভয়াবহ অভিজ্ঞতা [1971: A Brutal Experience] (in Bengali). Jatiya Shahitya Prokashani.
  5. ^ "Asaduzzaman, Yeafesh, Nurul take oath as ministers". The Daily Star. 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2018-07-23.