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Litterateur, educationist Qazi Imdadul Haq

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Qazi Imdadul Haq was born on 4th November, 1882. After his education he passed a career of educationist and contributed to literature.
He joined the Calcutta Madrasa (now Aliah University) as a temporary teacher in 1904. In 1906, he worked briefly in the Education Department in Shillong, Assam. The next year he joined the Dhaka Madrasa as a teacher. In 1911, he became a Professor of Geography at the Dhaka Teachers’ Training College, in 1914, Assistant School Inspector of Muslim Education for the Dhaka Division, and Headmaster of the Calcutta Training School in 1917. In 1921, he became Superintendent of the newly founded Dhaka Education Board and continued there until his death.
In recognition of his services, the British Government awarded him the titles Khan Sahib in 1919 and Khan Bahadur in 1926.
Qazi Imdadul Haq was involved with M. Hedayetullah, Syed Emdad Ali and M. Asad Ali to publish monthly Nabanur (1903-06) and was President of the Publication Committee of the Bangiya Mussalman Sahitya Patrika, a Bengali literary quarterly established on 4 September 1911 in Calcutta.
In May 1920, he became an editor of Shiksak, an educational monthly magazine and remained with this magazine for three years.
As a writer, he earned fame for his poems, novels, essays, and children's literature. His books mainly focused on Muslim civilization and heritage.
Literary works: Abdullah, Alexandriar Prachin Pustakagar (The Ancient Library of Alexandria), Abdur Rahmaner Kirti (The great deeds of Abdur Rahman), France-e Muslim Odhikar (Muslim Conquest of France)
Alhamra, Pagal Kholifa (The Crazy Caliph), Muslim Jagater Biggan Charcha (Science in the Muslim World), Nabi Kahani (Tales of Prophets)
Qazi Imdadul Haq was the father of Kazi Anwarul Haque, a bureaucrat, technocrat adviser-minister and writer of Bangladesh.
He died on 20 March 1926 in Kolkata.
References : Huq, Khandker Muzammil. 'Huq, Kazi Imdadul'. Banglapedia. Retrieved March 20, 2016. Khondkar Sirajul Haque. 'Bangiya Mussalman Sahitya Patrika'. Banglapedia. Retrieved March 20, 2016. Hoque, Kazi Ebadul (2012). 'Haque, Kazi Anwarul.' In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. n

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