Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain (BNP)
Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain
খন্দকার মোশাররফ হোসেন
|Minister of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources|
20 March 1991 – 24 November 1995
|Succeeded by||Nuruddin Khan|
|Minister of Health and Family Welfare|
10 October 2001 – 27 October 2006
|Preceded by||Salahuddin Yusuf|
|Succeeded by||AFM Ruhal Haque|
|Member of Parliament|
5 March 1991 – 27 October 2006
|Preceded by||Abdur Rashid|
|Succeeded by||M. K. Anwar|
|Born||1 October 1946|
Goyeshpur, Bengal Presidency, British India (now Daudkandi Upazila, Comilla District, Bangladesh)
|Political party||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|Spouse(s)||Bilquis Akther Hossain|
|Occupation||Geologist and politician|
Early life and educationEdit
Hossain earned an MSc degree from University of Dhaka in 1968 and another MSc degree from Imperial College (then under University of London) in 1970. He obtained the PhD degree in geology in 1973 from University of London and DIC from Imperial College in 1974. He was the chairman of the Department of Geology, University of Dhaka from 1987 to 1991.
Hossain joined the University of Dhaka faculty as a junior lecturer in the Department of Geology in 1967. He became a professor in the same department in 1986.
Hossain has been a member of the Standing Committee of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) since 1994. He was elected as a Jatiya Sangsad member from the Comilla-2 constituency in the national elections for four terms since 1991. He was the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources and Home Affairs during 1991–1996. He was also the Minister of Health and Family Welfare during the preceding Four Party Alliance government.
Hossain was the chairman of the 56th World Health Assembly (WHA) in 2002. He was awarded with the "World No Tobacco Award" by the World Health Organization during the 57th WHA for his contribution to the anti-tobacco campaign in Bangladesh.
Hossain is married to Bilquis Akther Hossain. They have two sons Khandaker Mahbub Hossain and Khandaker Maruf Hossain, and one daughter Mahzabin Khandaker.