The 80th birth anniversary of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s husband and noted nuclear physicist Dr. MA Wazed Mia is being celebrated today.
Also known as ‘Sudha Miah,’ he was born on 16th February 1942 in a prominent Muslim family in Laldighi Fatehpur hamlet under Pirganj Upazila in Rangpur district.
- Born on 16th February 1942, Dr. MA Wazed Mia died on 9th May 2009
- Husband of PM Sheikh Hasina, he was a renowned nuclear scientist
- He was previously chairman of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission
He served the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission as a physicist and then as its chairman. He was the President of the Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) from 1995 to 2000. In 1997, he was appointed Chairman of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission by the government.
On 9th May 2009, the scientist with a colourful working life passed away. After his death, he was buried beside his parents’ grave in Pirganj.
Different organisations including the Wazed Smriti Sangsad and local units of ruling party Awami League have chalked out various programmes to celebrate the birth anniversary of Wazed Miah abiding by the health directives in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic at village Laldighee Fatehpur and Rangpur city.
The programmes include placing of wreaths at the grave of Dr Wazed Mia in village Laldighee Fatehpur, offering Fateha, dua mehfils and special munajat, distribution of foods among the poor and distressed people and also memorial discussions.