Akbar Ali Khan

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Akbar Ali Khan () is a Bangladeshi economist and educationist who served as a bureaucrat until 2001. He was the SDO of Habiganj during the Bangladesh Liberation War, when he decided to join the war. Later he served as an official of theMujibnagar Government. After the independence he joined back the civil serviceand reached to the highest post of Cabinet Secretary and also worked as a university teacher. Towards the end of 2006, he became one of the advisers of the Caretaker Government for a brief period which was led by President Iajuddin Ahmed. He resigned along with three other advisers Sultana Kamal, C M Shafi Sami and Hasan Mashhud Chowdhury, after a series of disagreements which included army deployment in the country with the Chief adviser and President Iajuddin Ahmed. In October 2007, the Government of Bangladesh constituted a Regulatory Reforms Commission with him as the chair. Dr. Khan is reputed for integrity, pragmitism and uncompromising attitude. His book Porarthoporotar Orthoniti (Economics of Other-minding) has been a popular book on economics à la Galbraith.

Early life

Akbar Ali was born in Nabinagar, Brahmanbaria, a sub-division of the-then Comilla district. He attended Nabinagar High School. He got admitted to the Dhaka College and passed I.Sc. (now HSC) from there in 1961. Then he studied history at the University of Dhaka and completed his Bachelors and Masters from there in 1964 and 1965 respectively, with first class, topping list on both the...
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