Muhammad Ferdous Khan, former Director of Public Instruction (DPI), passed away here on Wednesday due to old-age complications. He was 96.
Ferdous Khan, also an educationist and a former Additional Secretary, breathed his last at Ibn Sina Hospital in the morning, said family sources.
He will be buried at his family graveyard at Pathantuli in the port city of Chittagong on Thursday noon.
Ferdous Khan served as the DIP from October 18, 1965 to March 14, 1972.
In 1981, the office of the DPI was upgraded as the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE).
He was the eldest son of Amanat Khan, a former member of Bengal Legislative Assembly, the first Muslim Chairman of Chittagong Port Trust and a renowned zamindar of Chittagong.
Ferdous Khan also authored many books.