Bangladesh Hall of Fame -
Scientist Md. Qudrat-e-Khuda
Kudrat-e-Khuda - famous for Partex product from jute
(1900-1977) was born in village Margram of
Birbhum District in West Bengal. He was a
renowned scientist, educationist and writer. He was awarded the
by the Government of Pakistan for his achievements. He received
in 1976 and the 'Swadhinata
from the Government of Bangladesh (Posthumous)in
1984 for contributions to science and technology. He received an
honorary doctorate from
for his contributions to science. He was the fellow of Asiatic
Society of Bangladesh.
Muhammad Qudrat-i-Khuda died in
on 3 November 1977.
Qudrat-I-Khuda's field of specialisation was organic chemistry.
He conducted research on herbals, jute, salt, charcoal, soil and
minerals. He successfully extracted biochemical elements from
local trees and plants for medicinal use. Qudrat-i-Khuda and his
associates patented 18 scientific inventions. Manufacturing of
Partex from jute-stick was his greatest scientific achievement.
Manufacturing malt vinegar from the juice of sugarcane and
molasses, rayon from jute and jute-sticks, and paper from jute
were his other significant scientific innovations.
played an important role in popularising Bangla for scientific
practices. As such, he wrote a number of books on science and
technology in Bangla including Vijnaner Saras Kahini
(Interesting History of Science), Vijnaner Vichitra Kahini
(Wonderful History of Science), Vijnaner Suchana
(Origin of Science), Jaiba Rasayan (Organic Chemistry) in
four volumes, Purba Pakistaner Shilpa Sambhabana
(Industrial Potentiality of East Pakistan), Paramanu
Parichiti (An Introduction to the Atom) and Vijnaner
Pahela Katha (First Word of Science). Two Bangla science
magazines 'Purogami Vijnan' (Pioneering Science; 1963) and 'Vijnaner
Joyyatra' (The Victory of Science; 1972) were published under
his auspices. He also wrote some religious books including
Pabitra Quraner Puta Katha O Angari Jaoyara (The Holy
Sayings of Quran and Angari Jaoyara). He played an active role
in the liberation movement and helped in stimulating Bengali
Government of Pakistan awarded him the 'Tamgha-i-Pakistan' and 'Sitara-i-Imtiaz'
in appreciation of his outstanding achievements. The Government
of Bangladesh honoured him with 'Ekushe Padak' in 1976 and 'Swadhinata
Dibas Puraskar' (Independence Day Award) in 1984 for his
outstanding contributions in science and technology. Dhaka
University conferred on him an honorary Doctorate degree for his
outstanding contribution to science. Muhammad Qudrat-i-Khuda
died in Dhaka on 3 November 1977...More>>
Hall of Fame
Scholarship or award dedicated to Dr. Khan and others:
To establish a fund for a scholarship in Bangladesh in all level
(from High school to university level).
School presentation /competition on Bangladesh Hall of Fame
among Bangladeshi/ foreign schools to inspire our future
generations from these renowned people life story.
To convince Bangladeshi or foreign professional
associations/local governments/cities to recognize their work.
Dr. Khan way
near Sears tower is the best example.
their name and work:
Use Dr. Khan or others poster or t-shirt during community
events/ festivals instead just event name/Bangladesh
2006/7….etc. Select any personality as a person of the year and
use as a theme.