Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain (BNP)

Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain (born 1 October 1946)[1] is a Bangladesh Nationalist Party politician and geologist. He represented Comilla-2 constituency as a Jatiya Sangsad member during 1991–2006.[2]

Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain
খন্দকার মোশাররফ হোসেন
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Hossain at US Embassy Dhaka in 2017
Minister of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources
In office
20 March 1991 – 24 November 1995
Succeeded byNuruddin Khan
Minister of Health and Family Welfare
In office
10 October 2001 – 27 October 2006
Preceded bySalahuddin Yusuf
Succeeded byAFM Ruhal Haque
Member of Parliament
for Comilla-2
In office
5 March 1991 – 27 October 2006
Preceded byAbdur Rashid
Succeeded byM. K. Anwar
Personal details
Born (1946-10-01) 1 October 1946 (age 74)
Goyeshpur, Bengal Presidency, British India (now Daudkandi Upazila, Comilla District, Bangladesh)
NationalityBangladeshi
Political partyBangladesh Nationalist Party
Spouse(s)Bilquis Akther Hossain
EducationPhD (geology)
Alma mater
OccupationGeologist and politician

Early life and educationEdit

Hossain was born in Goyeshpur village, in the Bengal Presidency, British India to Khandaker Ashraf Ali and Hosne Ara Hasna Hena.[1]

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.[1]

CareerEdit

AcademicEdit

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.[1]

PoliticsEdit

Hossain has been a member of the Standing Committee of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)[3] 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.

Personal lifeEdit

Hossain is married to Bilquis Akther Hossain. They have two sons Khandaker Mahbub Hossain and Khandaker Maruf Hossain, and one daughter Mahzabin Khandaker.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Biography of Dr. Khandaker Mosharrraf Hossain". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  2. ^ "List of 8th Parliament Members". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  3. ^ "Make public all info on Tipaimukh". The Daily Star. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 2020-10-03.