Honours and Awards

The entire life of Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.) was an exemplary one. He carried out the duties of his service life with utmost honestly and dedication. He was and honest, pious, sincere and responsible officer. For this, his works were always praised by the higher authorities. As a reward for his sincerity and honesty, he received quick promotions several times during his career and was placed in higher salary grades, overtaking the middle salary grades. For his contribution for the development of the Department of Education and as a recognition for his sincere and praiseworthy initiatives, he was conferred the “Khan Bahadur” title by the then government. He was also elected Senate and a Syndicate Member of the Calcutta University. No Muslim before him was bestowed these honorable posts. He also had a direct link with the literary circles and the literary movements of the time. During the years 1917-1918, he was the vice-president of the Literary Association of the Muslims in Bengal. “For his excellence in social work, his contribution in social and cultural fields, and especially, for his remarkable contribution in championing the cause of religion, the Islamic Foundation – Bangladesh award was bestowed on his posthumously in 1405 Hizri of the Arabic calendar”. Bangla Academy also awarded him an honorary fellowship for his “unique and versatile contribution in the field of Bengali literature”.

 

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