Chess champion who became the first chess Grandmaster from the country of Bangladesh, when he achieved the title in 1987.
He earned a degree from Dhaka College in 1985.
He won the Bangladesh Independence Day Award, one of his country's greatest honors, in 1989.
He was inspired to play chess by his older brother.
He won the Independence Day Award in 1989; 11 years after Jasimuddin was given the same honor.