Iqbal Ansari Khan

Iqbal Ansari Khan was born into a family of politicians. His father Ali Amjad Khan was an eminent politician, a renowned lawyer and member of Pakistan National Assembly (1964). His mother Begam Anwara Khatun, one of the earliest Muslim women to receive masters and LLB degrees, become the first Muslim Lady Member of Bengal Legislative Assembly in 1946 and was re-elected in 1954. Thus, for almost three decades the author Iqbal Ansari Khan have had close association with some of the political stalwarts including A.K. Fazul Haque, Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy, Moulana Bhashani, Khawaja Nazimuddin, Fatema Jinnah, Abu Hossain Sarker, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Nawabzada Nasrullah khan, Pir Ali Mohammad Rushdi and Lundkhor. Khan received Masters and Law degrees from Dhaka University and is a practicing lawyer at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, he has had a chequered political career during which he was arrested twice (1948 and 1952) in connection with the State Language Movement and again in 1971 by the Pakistan Army for his role in the liberation movement. He is a regular contributor to t a number of national dailies, an eminent social worker and was Rotary Governor, Bangladesh 1987-88.

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