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Abu Mohammed Habibullah

Abu Mohammed Habibullah, also known as ABM Habibullah, was a Bangladeshi historian and writer.


Early life

Habibullah was born on 1911 in Burdwan District, West Bengal, British India. He graduated from Hughli Madrasa in 1926 and Islamic Intermediate College, Dhaka in 1928. He graduated with a B.A. in history from Hooghly Mohsin College in 1931 and a M.A. in History from the University of Calcutta in 1933. He earned his PhD from the School of Oriental Studies of the University of London. He also received a diploma in library science.[1]


Habibullah joined Calcutta Madrasa in 1938 as a librarian. He joined the History Department of the University of Calcutta as a lecturer in 1939. He transferred next year to the Department of Islamic History and Culture, a newly created department at the University of Calcutta. In 1950, he joined the University of Dhaka. He was one of the founders of Asiatic Society of Pakistan. From 1961 to 1963, he served as the dean of Dean of the Faculty of Arts. He was the President of the Dhaka University Teachers’ Association from 1968 to 1972. He served as the chair of the Department of Islamic History and Culture in University of Dhaka till 1973. From 1976 to 1977, he was Chairman of University Grants Commission. He also worked as the curator of Dhaka Museum.[1][2]

Death and legacy

Habibulllah died in 1984.[1] The Department of Islamic History and Culture of the University of Dhaka established the Abu Mohammed Habibullah Memorial Library in his memory.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Chakraborty, Ratan Lal. "Habibullah, ABM" . en.banglapedia.org. Banglapedia. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. ^ "The genius of Abu Mohamed Habibullah" . The Daily Star. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  3. ^ "University of Dhaka" . du.ac.bd. Retrieved 31 January 2019.

Categories: 1911 births | 1984 deaths | University of Calcutta alumni | University of Calcutta faculty | University of Dhaka faculty | Alumni of SOAS, University of London | People from Bardhaman | Hooghly Mohsin College alumni

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