Sirajul Haque Khan

Sirajul Haque Khan, (1924 – 14 December 1971) born in the district of Noakhali, was a Bengali educationist and martyred intellectual of 1971.[1]

Sirajul Haque Khan
সিরাজুল হক খান
Died14 December 1971(1971-12-14) (aged 46–47)
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka


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, United States in 1967 and joined IER, DU as a senior lecturer.[1]

Death and legacyEdit

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]


Grave of Sirajul Haque Khan by the side of Dhaka University central mosque


  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.