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Late Brac founder to be remembered on his birthday

  • Published at 10:56 am April 26th, 2020
web-brac Sir Fazle Hasan Abed
File photo of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Under his leadership Brac rose to become the largest development agency in the world

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, who passed away on December 20, 2019, would have turned 84 years old on the coming April 27, 2020.

He was born on 27 April, 1936, in the Baniachang village in Habiganj. Under his leadership Brac rose to become the largest development agency in the world. Brac has over 1 lakh employees, working in 11 countries including Bangladesh, involved in developmental work with over 13 crore people.

Sir Fazle was honoured with numerous national and international awards for his contributions in social development, including the LEGO Prize (2018), Laudato Si' Award (2017), Thomas Francis, Jr Medal in Global Public Health (2016), World Food Prize (2015), Spanish Order of Civil Merit (2014), Leo Tolstoy International Gold Medal (2014), and WISE Prize for Education (2011), among others.

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