Muzharul Islam

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Birthday
25, 1923
Birthplace
Bangladesh
Death Date
Jul 15, 2012 (88)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
25, 1923
Birthplace
Bangladesh
Death Date
Jul 15, 2012 (88)

About

An influential figure in Bangladeshi architecture and urban planning; considered the father of Bengali modernism, the Grand Master of regional modernism in South Asia, and the pioneer of modern architecture in Bangladesh. His most important work included the National Assembly Building in Bangladesh, Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban.

Before Fame

He was a graduate of the University of Oregon and Yale University, where he was a student of the famed Paul Rudolph. In between Oregon and Yale, he was awarded a scholarship in 1956 to study tropical architecture at London's AA School of Architecture.

Trivia

He won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and the Independence Day Award in 1999.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Murshidabad.

Associated With

He won the Independence Day Award two years after Kabir Chowdhury was also given the same honor.

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