Tuesday, December 11, 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

How to make your interior decor winter friendly

How to make your interior decor winter friendly

Weekend Plus Desk :Gestures and hospitality arent the only ways to make guests feel welcome as your home interiors and decor play a very crucial role when it comes

Healthy dinner options  to try out this winter

Healthy dinner options to try out this winter

Weekend Plus Desk :This winter try out some food recipes that are not only delicious but healthy too. Vijay Thapliyal, Executive Chef at The Lodhi, New Delhi, recommends recipes


See the unseen-Mohammad Mamun MiaWe, human beings are living in this mundane worldLoitering to and fro for earning livingHave we time to see the unseenTo explore the unexplored?Our earth

Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz

Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz

Literature Desk :Naguib Mahfouz (December 11, 1911 - August 30, 2006) was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. He is regarded as one of

Educationist, litterateur Begum Rokeya

Educationist, litterateur Begum Rokeya

Shahida Akhter :Roquiah Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932), litterateur, educationist, social reformer, played a pioneering role in awakening Muslim women. She was born on 9 December 1880 into a landed family

Many benefits of horse gram

Many benefits of horse gram

Weekend Plus Desk :Interest in the therapeutic effects of natural plant-based remedies is historical and medicinal plants have been valued for millennia and all over the world to prevent

Women may be at a greater  cardiac risk  due to snoring

Women may be at a greater cardiac risk due to snoring

Weekend Plus Desk :Women who suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), as well as snoring, may be at a greater risk of impairment of cardiac function than men, says

Children worldwide not  physically active

Children worldwide not physically active

Weekend Plus Desk :Children around the world are leading sedentary lifestyles and not maintaining a healthy growth and development, says a global report. The report by the Active Healthy

Companies increasing focus on employees’ emotional, financial health

Companies increasing focus on employees’ emotional, financial health

Weekend Plus Desk :To increase productivity, more and more companies in India are beginning to take a holistic view of their employees’ health and wellness, which also includes emotional

Your body may not cope  with evening stress

Your body may not cope with evening stress

Weekend Plus Desk :Human bodies which experience stress in the evening release less cortisol - the primary stress hormone in humans, compared to stressful events in the morning, and