Professor Rashid Askari, Vice-Chancellor of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia received Photo Bangladesh Agency (PBA) gold medal recently.Ex-Professor Emeritus Barun Kumar Chakrabarty of Rabindra Bharati University, West Bengal, India awarded him with the medal for his contribution on education at Birshrestha Hamidur Rahman Auditorium of the university.
Bangladesh Folklore Research Centre, Rajshahi University selected him for the medal, IU former proctor and syndicate member Professor M Mahbubar Rahman said. The same medal was also handed over to former minister of Ministry of Communication Syed Abul Hossain for his contribution on education entrepreneur.
Born in 1965, Askari obtained Honours and Master's degrees in English department from Dhaka University with distinction, and a PhD in Indian English Literature from the University of Poona.He is a Bengali-English writer, fictionist, columnist and an academic in Bangladesh. He is the current and the 12th vice-chancellor of Islamic University in Kushtia.
---Humayun Kabir Jibon, IU, Kushtia
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