Danobir Ragib Ali Gono Sombordhona Smarok (Recalling Mass-Reception of Magnanimous Ragib Ali). Editor : Abdul Hamid Manik.
Associate Editor : Abdul Mukit Opy. Publisher : Dewan Taufik Majid Layek. Cover : Ranjan Das. Printing : Rabeya Offset Printers and Rahib Computer, Sylhet. Size : DD1/16. Paper : Whiteprint. Pages : 104. Price : Tk. 100.00
Ragib Ali, a leading industrialist, banker, a philanthropist of Bangladesh, has been acclaimed as Danobir Ragib Ali. This title, a spontaneous expression of the love and respect of the people for this personality who is dedicated to the social and national welfare, is a reflection of the hearty recognition of the mass people and the intellectual community irrespective of cultural differences and political affiliations. Thanks to Ragib Ali that he could bring all to a common platform to offer their best wishes to one, who sacrificed his life to uphold the causes of the mass and uplift the lot of the people of Sylhet, and in the national perspective - Bangladesh.
An expatriate organiser of Liberation Movement in Britain, founder and patron of hundreds of educational, cultural, religious and other public welfare institutions and organisations, Ragib Ali all along has been contributing in the realm of voluntary national development activities through private initiative. He has become a living legend. He has been appreciated by many men of letters for his humanitarian contribution. More than 40 books have been published till today focusing on his inspiring biography and welfare activities, not only in greater Sylhet, but also in different areas of Bangladesh. He has been awarded dozens of prizes in the country and abroad in recognition of his immense contributory activities towards national development.
'Danobir Ragib Ali Gono Sombordhona Smarok', a recent publication authored by a renowned journalist litterateurs Abdul Hamid Manik, is a focus on the reception of the people given to Ragib Ali held at Sylhet on 28th March, 2011 for his local and national contribution.
The contents include editorial, words of the convenor, felicitation, Ragib Ali's reply to the reception, news in the newspapers, good wishes from persons' and institutions', appendix, biographical sketch of Ragib Ali, institutions established by him, medals and prizes awarded to Ragib Ali, on way to England, magnanimous Ragib Ali, supplement published on the occasion of reception, preparation for public reception, in Sylhet city on the occasion, Ragib Ali in the eyes of talented personalities, books on Ragib Ali and the public reception in Album.
The book is a successful presentation and focuses on the contribution of Danobir Ragib Ali and his appreciation and honour in the reception. It throws light on the love and respect of the people of Sylhet.
This book, it is believed, will help people outside Sylhet to know Ragib Ali more closely and appreciate his works by heart. This may also introduce Ragib Ali nationally as a 'man engaged in the services of humanity.'
-Reviewed by Abdul Muqit Chowdhury