Muhammed Zafar Iqbal

About Muhammed Zafar Iqbal

Who is it?: Author
Birth Day: December 23, 1952
Birth Place: Sylhet, Bangladeshi
Native name: মুহম্মদ জাফর ইকবাল
Education: PhD in Physics from University of Washington
Alma mater: University of Dhaka University of Washington
Occupation: Physicist, writer, columnist
Spouse(s): Yasmeen Haque (1978–present)
Children: Nabil Iqbal Yeshim Iqbal
Parent(s): Faizur Rahman Ahmed Ayesha Akhter Khatun
Relatives: Humayun Ahmed (brother) Ahsan Habib (brother) Sufia Haider (sister) Momtaz Shahid (sister) Rukhsana Ahmed (sister)
Awards: Bangla Academy Literary Award (2004), National ICT Award, (2017)

Muhammed Zafar Iqbal

Muhammed Zafar Iqbal was born on December 23, 1952 in Sylhet, Bangladeshi, is Author. Muhammed Zafar Iqbal is one of the well-known Bangladeshi writers. Despite being a physicist by qualification, he went on to make a name for himself in the field of literature; his genre of writing is science fiction and children's literature. His interest in writing developed during childhood through his father’s motivation. After working for a couple of years in the field of research, he took up teaching at the university level. However, he managed to extract time from his busy schedule to fulfill his dream of becoming a writer. He is among the first few writers who started authoring books on science fiction in Bengali language. To add on, he is credited for focusing on young readers, and hence, writes literature books for children, apart from publishing non-fiction books as well, in physics and mathematics. He is also a renowned columnist who contributes regularly to Bangladeshi mainstream newspapers. Several of his novels have been adapted into dramas and films. He has been a recipient of several awards in the field of literature, the most significant of them being Bangla Academy Literary Award and Rotary SEED Award. At present, he heads the Electrical and Electronics Engineering department at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST
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Popular As Muhammed Zafar Iqbal
Occupation Writers
Age 71 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born December 23, 1952 (Sylhet, Bangladeshi)
Birthday December 23
Town/City Sylhet, Bangladeshi
Nationality Bangladeshi

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Iqbal was born on 23 December 1952 in Sylhet. His father, Faizur Rahman Ahmed was a police officer who was martyred in the Liberation War of Bangladesh. His mother was Ayesha Akhter Khatun. He spent his childhood in different parts of Bangladesh because of the transferring nature of his father's job. His elder brother was the legendary author and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed. His younger brother, Ahsan Habib, is the Editor of the satirical magazine, Unmad (Mad) and a Cartoonist. Iqbal and his siblings were encouraged to write by his father in their early lives.


Iqbal passed the SSC exam from Bogra Zilla School in 1968 and the HSC exam from Dhaka College in 1970. He earned his BSc in Physics from Dhaka University in 1976. He went to the University of Washington to obtain his PhD the same year and earned the degree in 1982.


He married Yasmeen Haque in 1978. She is currently the Dean of the Life Science Department and Professor of the Department of Physics at SUST. They have two children – son Nabil and daughter Yeshim.


After obtaining his PhD degree, Iqbal worked as a post-doctoral researcher at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) from 1983 to 1988. He then joined Bell Communications Research (Bellcore), a separate corporation from the Bell Labs (now Telcordia Technologies), as a research scientist. He left the institute in 1994.


Iqbal also serves as the Vice President of Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad committee. Iqbal played a leading role in founding the Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad and popularized mathematics among Bangladeshi youths at local and international level. In 2011 he won the Rotary SEED Award for his contribution in the field of education.


In support of the war crime trials carried out at the premises of the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh, he participated and featured prominently at the 2013 Shahbag protests.


Iqbal survived a stabbing attack in the head on 3 March 2018 in a prize giving ceremony in Shahajalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet. The attacker, a 25-year old male, was arrested after he was beaten by the students. The attacker claimed that he had tried to kill him because the attacker wrongly believed he was an "enemy of Islam". The attacker never read any book of Iqbal.

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