Mohammad Rafi (M. R.) Khan

Mohammad Rafi (M. R.) Khan

  • Born: 1 August 1928, Rasulpur, Satkhira
  • Died: 5 November 2016, Dhaka (aged 88)
  • Profession: Internationally reputed Paediatrician
  • Recognition: National Professor of Bangladesh, 15 gold medal awards, Ekushey Padak award, 'Shishu Bandhu'
  • National contribution: 'Father of Paediatrics in Bangladesh'
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  1. Early life, education, family life
  2. Denied Pourashava election win and falsely jailed, Professor of Paediatrics and Medicine in various prestigious institutions
  3. 'Father of Paediatrics in Bangladesh' and 'Shishu Bandhu', Shishu Sasthya Foundation
  4. Other prominent role and notable contribution (e.g. teacher in Bangladesh Army, Vice President and Fellow of BAS), retirement
  5. Awards galore (includes 15 gold medals), National Professor of Bangladesh


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Timeline of few major events in Mohammad Rafi (M. R.) Khan's life

  • 1952 - Graduate in Medicine (MBBS) from Calcutta Medical College
  • 1955 - Denied Chairmanship in Pourashava election win and jailed
  • 1957 - Travel to UK for postgraduate qualifications
  • 1963 - Begin career as Associate Professor of Medicine in Dhaka Medical College
  • 1970 - Professor of Paediatrics in Dhaka Medical College
  • 1972 - Introduce FCPS, DCH & MCPS in Paediatrics
  • 1972 - Appointed founding president of Bangladesh Paediatric Association (BPA)
  • January 1983 - Founding chairman of the Shishu Sasthya Foundation Bangladesh (SSFB). Establish many health-related institutions including Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Shishu Hospital
  • 1986 - 2011 - Winner of 15 Gold Medals including Sher-E-Bangla Jatiyo Smrity Sangsad (1992) and Ekushey Gold Medal Award for Social Service (2009)
  • 1987 - Biography included in International WHO is WHO of Intellectuals (7th edition) published by Biographical Centre (IBC) Cambridge, U.K.
  • August 1988 - Retire as a Professor of Pediatrics in IPGM&R
  • 1995 - Designated 'National Professor' by Government of Bangladesh
  • 2012 - Wife Anwara Khatun pass away