Biography:

Name:
Mobarak Hossain Khan

Birth Information :
Date of Birth: 27 February, 1938,
Place of Birth: Village - Shibpur, Upazila - Nabinagar, District - Brahmanbaria.

Parents :
Father - Ustad Ayet Ali Khan
Mother - Umar-Un-Nessa Khanam

Family :
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)

Education :
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, Ustad
    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.

Career Background:
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 varied responsibilities.
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 Islam.

Professional Background:
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.

Professional Certification:
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.

Public Service:
1. Mr. Khan is the founder General Secretary of Socio-Cultural Organization, namely 'The Alauddin Shilpi Sangha'
    at Comilla.
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 from Comilla.
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 Radio)
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.