Prof Muzaffar remembered

Staff Correspondent

29 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Eminent citizens recalled the contributions of late economist Prof Muzaffar Ahmed at a memorial meeting in the capital.

Professor Muzaffar Ahmed Smriti Sangshad organised the meeting at EMK Centre in Dhanmondi, said a press release on Tuesday.

Former Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman, economist Prof Rehman Sobhan, National Professor Anisuzzaman, Prof Wahiduddin Mahmud and former Deputy Governor of the bank Khondker Ibrahim Khaled, among others, spoke at the meeting.

Prof Muzaffar Ahmed taught at Dhaka University and promoted different social movement for sake of the country’s progress. He died on May 22 in 2012.  

In his speech, Atiur Rahman said Prof Muzaffar Ahmed showed the path to country’s economic development practicing his pragmatic thinking.  

Thoughts of Muzaffar Ahmed are guiding us in development planning and policy formulation in a pragmatic manner that prioritizes long-term national interest above all, he said. Atiur also said, “Prof Muzaffar was always aware of the sociopolitical realities. And hence, despite being closely tied with the free market supporting Chicago school, he was conscious about the down sides of free market capitalism.” 

Prof Muzaffar was much more than a theoretical economist. He always worked hard to apply his knowledge while serving in different capacities at different government and non-government bodies, said Atiur.

Prof Rehman Sobhan said Muzaffar Ahmed maintained a life full of works and we should follow the stories of the economist to lead the country towards economic development.

Prof Anisuzzaman spoke about honesty, steadfastness and patriotic zeal of Prof Muzaffar while recalling the eminent economist.