Friday, April 20, 2018 | ePaper

Educationist Ibrahim Khan

  • Print
I met one Alauddin in my service life in Munshiganj who was a renowned Head Master and was a student of Karatia Collage in the decade of forty. He was meritorious and passed Matric and I. A in the first division. While he was a student of degree class, it was a crisis period. His lodging master had requested him to go to his house and come at the time of paddy harvesting. They required one day labour to work in their agriculture field. Alauddin went to their field and said, "I am son of a cultivator and I know all works," Saying so he worked with them in the field for a few days and at the same time continued his studies. It was the inspiration of Principal Ibrahim Khan which helped them to complete studies through such struggles.
Ibrahim Khan loved the students as own sons. He never felt disturbed or bored in their demand. Rather he tried to satisfy them. How broad minded he was may be realised from the fact which I am trying to express in the language of Ibrahim Khan. " .... .Admission of students was going on in the college. One student had come from Mymensingh. He was very simple and was admitted in college. He asked me "Sir, where shall I stay?" I advised him to stay in the boarding house. At 10pm he knocked at my door and said, "Sir, I have not brought pillow from my house, how shall I sleep?" I handed over my pillow to him and he went away gladly.
On pillow cover my name 'Ibrahim Khan' was written. Seeing that name students began to call him 'Student of pillow. Gradually he was known to all students of the college as 'Student of pillow.' Time passed and he left Karatia after graduation.
15 years passed in the meantime. I was walking on a footpath of Karachi city. A gentleman seemed to be a high level officer saw me from distance. He proceeded to me hurriedly, sat before me and extended his hand to touch my leg. I asked him, "Hallo! Who are you?" He said in a choked voice, "Sir, let me touch your leg, I am the student of your pillow."
Ibrahim Khan was an educationist, litterateur and politician. He had written so many books. Some are: Batayon, Alu Bokhara, Istambul Jatrir Potro, children's Shahnama, 'Bichitra, Mohiyosi Nari; and Bou Begum.
The great educationist and litterateur Principal Ibrahim Khan breathed his last on the 29th March 1978 and was buried at Bhuapur College compound. He will remain alive in the heart of the people and respected for his activities. n

(The author is a retired AGM of Janata Bank and Life
Member, Bangla Academy)

More News For this Category

Easy and quick ways to make grilled cheese sandwich tastier

Easy and quick ways to make grilled cheese sandwich tastier

On the occasion of Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, we bring to you a bunch of yummy and easy-to-make sandwich recipes that are perfect for any meal during the day.

Relax your nerves, mind with chamomile, fennel tea

Relax your nerves, mind with chamomile, fennel tea

Weekend Plus Desk :Negative emotions like sadness and nervousness can be soothed with a cup of herbal teas. Treat yourself to warm sips of tea made from ingredients like

How to be a safe, smart adventure sports lover

How to be a safe, smart adventure sports lover

Weekend Plus Desk :Adventure sports are unique in their adrenaline-inducing capabilities, owing to the thrill and ‘risque’ factor involved. However, a sports lover must venture into such extreme activities

Hat Baralei Jhorna (book of rhymes) by Farid Sayed

Hat Baralei Jhorna (book of rhymes) by Farid Sayed

Publisher: Mansur Muzammil and Partho Kaysar, Sustain Shine Publications, 73, Kakrail, Dhaka-1000. Date of Publication: Boimela 2018. Cover: Miyar Monir. Sketch: Ritubindu. Distributor: Ramon Publishers, 26, Banglabazar, Dhaka-1100. Nandini

Poets martyred in the Second World War

R D Qureshi :I have been a voracious reader ever since my boyhood days. In spite of that a very precious book of poems was lying in my book-shelf

Aspects of our Folklore

Aspects of our Folklore

Syed Ali Ahsan :Before we can come to know the proper nature of the Folklore of Bangladesh we should know and appreciate the particular culture and environment or in

Person with disabilities: Burden or resource?

Person with disabilities: Burden or resource?

Jakir Hossan :Amzad Hossain, a third year student of University of Dhaka. He is a visually impaired person can speak well front of thousand people and engaged with various

Dhaka losing its charms fast

Dhaka losing its charms fast

Rayhan Ahmed Topader :The world’s worst job, global media declared last year after pictures of the workers neck-deep in waste went viral. According to UN Habitat, Dhaka is the

Eve teasing in contemporary social perspective

Eve teasing in contemporary social perspective

Taslim Ahammad :Eve teasing is emerging as a widespread burning issue throughout the country at present. Eve teasing seemingly euphemism term used to describe street harassment in Bangladesh and

Ketamine nasal spray can fight depression, suicidal thoughts

Ketamine nasal spray can fight depression, suicidal thoughts

Weekend Plus Desk :A novel nasal spray of ketamine - often misused as a party drug - can rapidly treat symptoms of major depression, and suicidal thoughts, a study