Eminent nuclear scientist and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's husband MA Wazed Mia's 10th anniversary is celebrating today.
On this occasion, Pirganj Upazila Awami League, MA Wazed Foundation, Grand Alliance partners and associate organizations of Awami League have taken various programs including the tribute to the grave of the late dead, distribution of food among the the poors, fateha lessons and jiarat, memorials and milad mahfils
Famous scientist in the subcontinent Wazed Mia was born on February 16, 1942 in Rangpur's Pirganj's Laldighi Fatepur village. He was married to Sheikh Hasina, the senior daughter of Bangabandhu on 17 November 1967. On August 15, 1975, he was in Germany at the time of Bangabandhu's killing. After that, he returned home after spending almost seven years in exile.
Computer scientists Sajib Wazed Joy and Saima Hossain Putul are his two children. Prior to the War of Liberation, He was Chhatra League leader and VP in Fazlul Huq Hall of Dhaka University, led movement against Ayub Khan by the students'. He was arrested in 1962 for this reason. After that, he was away from politics.
Wazed Miah was the Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission. In addition, the responsibility of the important posts of these organizations and establishment of a number of organizations including the Atomic Energy Scientists Association, Physics Association, Science Development Society, the Scientific and Scientific Society, the Rangpur District Committee, Bangabandhu Model Evaluation and Research Parliament, the National Integrated Development Foundation.
His father was Abdul Quader Miah and mother was Moyzunnessa. He was the youngest among three sisters and four brothers. To get the best education, from Class Five he was sent to board at Rangpur Zila School, from where he ultimately passed Matriculation in First Division with Distinction.
After passing the HSC exam, in 1958, he followed in the footsteps of his eldest sister's son, physicist Abdul Qayyum Sarker and took admittance into the Department of Physics, Dhaka University. In 1961 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in physics and in 1962 he finished his Master of Science. He completed the Diploma of Imperial College LondonCourse in 1963–64 from Imperial College London, London. In 1967 he received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in physics from Durham University, England. His thesis was on bootstrap hypothesis in theoretical particle physics, and he worked under Prof. E.J. Squires.
In recognition of his contribution to science, Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose Society awarded him 'Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose Gold Medal'. He wrote two books for students of the university's graduate science, applied physics and engineering.
He died on 9 May 2009.