Mobarak Hossain Khan
Birth Information :
Date of Birth: 27 February, 1938,
Place of Birth: Village - Shibpur, Upazila - Nabinagar, District
Father - Ustad Ayet Ali Khan
Mother - Umar-Un-Nessa Khanam
Wife - Fauzia Yasmin (Prominent Singer)
Children - Reenat Fauzia (daughter, Assistant Professor, Sitarist),
Architect Dr. Tareef Hayat Khan (son, Assistant Professor), and
Tanim Hayat Khan, MBA (son)
Matriculation: 1952, from Comilla Zila School.
Bachelor of Arts from Comilla Victoria College
Master of Arts in History form University of Dhaka
Family Background :
1. Mobarak Hossain Khan comes of a family, which produced
a galaxy of music composers of world repute.
The most famous luminaries are Ustad Dr.
Alauddin Khan, Ustad Ayet Ali Khan, Ustad Dr. Ali Akbar Khan,
Bahadur Khan, Mr. Khan is the third son
of Ustad Ayet Ali Khan, the great musician of the sub-continent.
2. Mr. Khan is a Musicologist, Music Researcher and Musician
of repute. He is a famed Surbahar (an indigenous
string instrument) player as well as composer
of tune. Performs Surbahar in Radio and Television regularly.
1. A member of the BCS (Information) Service.
2. Joined Radio as Programme Producer in 1962. Served as Programme
Organizer, Assistant Regional Director in
different Radio Stations and shouldered
3. A good programme planner, producer, organizer and a good
public relations officer.
4. Served as Director, External Service; Director, Commercial
Service; Director of Administration; Regional
Director-in-charge of the then Radio Pakistan,
Rangpur; Head of the Department of Radio Publications; Director,
Department of Music; Regional Director,
Chittagong and Rajshahi stations of Radio Bangladesh. He also
concurrently held the charge of the reply
Radio station of Rangamati.
5. After liberation organized the Directorate General of Radio
Bangladesh single handedly.
6. Former Director General, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
(National Academy of Fine and Performing arts).
7. Former Chairman, Trustee Board, Nazrul Institute, A National
Institute established by the Govt. of Bangladesh in
the name of the National Poet Kazi Nazrul
1. A highly trained and experienced officer with sound knowledge
on culture, literature and administration.
2. Attended training course in Staff Training Institute in
Pakistan, Bursary Course in the United Kingdom sponsored
by Imperial Relations Trust, London, Broadcasting
Management in Japan and Germany, Radio Broadcasting in the
USA under International Visitors Programme.
Visited France as broadcasting specialist.
1. Bursar, Imperial Relations Trust (Later renamed Commonwealth
Relations Trust), London, U.K.
2. Certificate of Merit in Broadcasting from Institute of
Deutsche Welle, Germany.
3. Certificate of Merit in Radio Broadcasting from the U.S.A.
4. Certificate of Merit on Communications from Japan.
5. Certificate of Merit on Refresher's Course from Radio Pakistan
Staff College, Karachi, Pakistan.
6. Certificate of Merit as all rounder in games and music
from Victoria College, Comilla, Bangladesh.
1. Mr. Khan is the founder General Secretary of Socio-Cultural
Organization, namely 'The Alauddin Shilpi Sangha'
2. Founder member of the Alauddin Music College at Brahmanbaria.
3. Life Member, Bangla Academy, Dhaka.
4. Former Assistant Editor of 'Amod', a news weekly published
5. Associated with UPP from 1955-60.
6. President, SAARC International Cultural Organization (SICO)
7. Life member, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
8. Patron, Bangladesh Association of Radio Clubs (BARC).
9. President, International Council for Traditional Music
(ICTM) of Bangladesh Chapter, the HQ being in Washington.
10. Life Member, Dhaka University Alumni Association.
11. Life Member, Bangladesh History Society.
12. President, Ustad Ayet Ali Khan Sangeet Niketon( Ustad
Ayet Ali Khan Academy of Music).
13. President, Jatio Sahitya Parishad (National Literary Society)
14. President, Loka Natya Goshti (Peoples Drama Group)
15. Secretary General, International Bangladesh PEN Centre
which is the Bangladesh Chapter of the International
PEN, London, U.K.
16. Advisor, SARGAM, a fortnightly magazine on Music.
17. Former Editor, 'Betar Bangla' (Bengali Journal of Radio)
18. Former Editor, 'Radio Bangladesh' (English Journal of
19. Joint Editor, Bangladesh Calling.
20. Advisors, Brahmanbaria and greater Comilla Association.
21. Former Secretary, Drama and Socials, Fazlul Huq Musilim
Hall, Dhaka University.
22. Member, Nazrul Academy.
23. Associated Member, YMCA.
24. Member, National Regulatory Committee, Ministry of Information
and Broadcasting, Govt. of Bangladesh.
25. Former Executive Director, Human Development Foundation,
a distinguished NGO of Bangladesh.
Drama and Social Activities:
Directed and produced numerous Radio and Stage plays.