Muhammed Zafar Iqbal Quick facts
Name: Muhammed Zafar Iqbal (মুহম্মদ জাফর ইকবাল)
Born: 23 December 1952 (age 63)
Birth Place: Sylhet, East Bengal, Pakistan (present in Bangladesh)
Education: PhD in Physics from University of Washington
Occupation: writer, columnist, Physicist.
Spouse(s): Yasmeen Haque
Father: Faizur Rahman Ahmed , Mother: Ayesha Akhter Khatun
Relatives: Humayun Ahmed (brother) , Ahsan Habib (brother)
Momtaz Shahid (sister), Sufia Haider (sister), Rukhsana Ahmed (sister)
Awards Bangla Academy Award (2004)
Muhammed Zafar Iqbal Biography
Muhammed Zafar Iqbal was born on 23rd December 1952. He is a Bangladeshi writer, physicist and educationist. He is a popular science fiction writer in Bangladesh. He is also a popular writer of children literature and columnist. Some of his novels are converted into cinema. Now he is a professor of computer science department of Shahjalal Science and Technology University.
Muhammed Zafar Iqbal Personal Life: Zafar Iqbal was born in Sylhet. His father was Faizur Rahman Ahmed who martyred in liberation war of Bangladesh and mother was Ayesha Akhter khatun. His father was a police officer so he visits many places of Bangladesh. His nickname was Babul. His father wrote sometime so he takes this writing inspiration from his father. He wrote his first science story when he was seven years old. His patriotic father was shooted by a Pakistani Army beside a river on 5’th may 1971. He married his Dhaka University classmate Yasmeen Haque when he was a student in America. Dr.Yasmeen Haque is also a professor of Physics department in same university. In 1994 he came back his country. They have two children. Elder son Nabil Iqbal has completed his graduation from Cornell University in physics and mathematics. Presently he is doing PhD in Physics in Massachusetts University of technology. Yeshim Iqbal is doing PhD in Psychology in Harvard University after completing his graduation from Cornell University. Yeshim Iqbal translated his novel “Rashed,my friend” into English. Zafar Iqbal elder brother was Humayun Ahmed and younger brother is Ahsan habib.
Muhammed Zafar Iqbal Educational life: Zafar Iqbal has completed his S.S.C from Bogra zilla School in 1968 and H.S.C from Dhaka college in 1970. He was admitted in Dhaka University as a student of physics in 1972. In 1976 he has gone to Washington University for PhD and his subject was “parity violation in hydrogen atom”.
Muhammed Zafar Iqbal Work life: Zafar Iqbal completed his graduation and post graduation from Dhaka University. In 1982 he has finished his PhD from Washington University. Then he has completed his post doctoral research from California institute of technology in 1988 and that year he joined as a researcher in famous Bel Communication research and worked until 1994. This year he came back his country and joined as department of head of Shahjalal Science and Technology University. He is a selected member of syndicate in university. Presently he is Department of Head Of electronics department and professor of computer science and technology.
Muhammed Zafar Iqbal Litearary: Zafar Iqbal writes from his university life. His first science fiction story “copotronic valobasa” was published in weekly magazine “Bichitra”. After reading this Jahanar Imam praised to him and he writes more. He writes many more science fiction when he was in America. He is also a success writer of Kishore novel. He is writing column in daily prothom alo regularly. His remarkable writes are given below:
Novel: akash bariye dao, boborno tushar, camp etc.
Short story: ekjon durbol manush, chelemanushi etc.
Science fiction: copotronic sukh dukho, eron, robo nagari, crugo, joloj etc.
Muhammed Zafar Iqbal Awards: Zafar Iqbal has received many awards and those are Bangla Academy Award (2004), Meril Prothom Alo Award (2005), Qazi Mahbubulla Jebunnesa Padak (2002), Sheltech sahitya Padak (2003), America Alumnai Association Padak (2005) and many more.