Dr. Rafiqul Islam
Prof. Islam is an eminent Nazrul researcher. He was a professor of Bangla and a Nazrul Professor at University of Dhaka, before becoming the Pro-VC of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). He has published numerous books. Among the notable positions he has held are: Director General, Bangla Academy, and Chairman, Nazrul Institute Trustee Board. He is also a recipient of the Ekusher Padak.
Prof. Islam is a respected patron of Kazi Nazrul Islam Page. He is helping facilitate better networking with Nazrul researchers and artists, to promote the poet before a global audience. During my visit to Bangladesh in August of 2005, he organized a key meeting of the researchers, artists, and enthusiasts at ULAB, where I had the opportunity to introduce this project of bringing Nazrul's works to the cyberspace.