He has written more than 100 books,
three of which are in English (published from India). His
recent publications on music are: i. Sangeetsadhak Abhidhan
(Dictionary of Musicians). ii. Amar Sangeet Swajan (My Music
Kindred). Bangladesh Muslim Sangeetsadhak (Muslim Music Devotees
of Bangladesh). He is the third son of Ustad Ayet Ali Khan
and nephew of Ustad Alauddin Khan. He has been decorated with
the highest State Awards of the country'The Independence
Day Award' (Shwadhinata
Padak) and 'Twenty-first February Award' (Ekushey
Academy Literary Award' for his commendable contribution
in the field of music. He has also been adorned with quite
a number of other wards. His article on 'Music of Bangladesh'
has been published in the Swedish Encyclopedia. He has also
contributed to the 'Banglapedia' (the National Encyclopedia
of Bangladesh) published by the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
He is the former Director General of National Academy of Fine
and Performing Arts (Bangladesh
Shilpakala Academy) and former Chairman of Nazrul
Institute named after the Poet-Laureate of Bangladesh
Nazrul Islam. He is also the President of the Bangladesh
Chapter of International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM),
the headquarters being in the U.S.A. and also the President
of Ustad Ayet Ali Khan Academy of Music. He has served Radio
Bangladesh and former Radio Pakistan for long 30 years.
He is also the Secretary General of the International
PEN Bangladesh Chapter, headquarters being in London,
He has visited many countries including U.S.A, U. K.
China, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, North Korea, Indonesia,
Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, Kuwait, Iran, India
and Pakistan as a leader of cultural delegation and also as
an expert on Radio, Saarc and Unesco.
He is a visiting lecturer of College of Music and associated
with the Department of Drama and Music of Dhaka University
and Rajshahi University.
He is an M. A. in History.
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