'Mobarak Hossain Khan: Musicologist, Music Researcher, Musician and Writer':
Mobarak Hossain Khan is a music researcher, music expert and musician of repute. He plays 'Surbahar', a string instrument, meant for classical music. He comes of the great family musicians of Bangladesh, which produces a galaxy of illustrious classical musicians, like, Ustad (Maestro of Music) Dr. Alauddin Khan, Ustad Ayet Ali Khan (his father), Ustad Dr. Ali Akbar Khan, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Bahadur Hossain Khan, Ustad Khadem Hossain Khan, Ustad Abed Hossain Khan, Ustad Mir Kashem Khan, Ustad Phuljhuri Khan, Ustad Khurshid Khan, Ustad Shahadat Hossain Khan, Annapurna, Reenat Fauzia and many others.

He has written more than 100 books, three of which are in English (published from India). His recent publications on music are: i. Sangeetsadhak Abhidhan (Dictionary of Musicians). ii. Amar Sangeet Swajan (My Music Kindred). Bangladesh Muslim Sangeetsadhak (Muslim Music Devotees of Bangladesh). He is the third son of Ustad Ayet Ali Khan and nephew of Ustad Alauddin Khan. He has been decorated with the highest State Awards of the country­'The Independence Day Award' (Shwadhinata Padak) and 'Twenty-first February Award' (Ekushey Padak)and 'Bangla Academy Literary Award' for his commendable contribution in the field of music. He has also been adorned with quite a number of other wards. His article on 'Music of Bangladesh' has been published in the Swedish Encyclopedia. He has also contributed to the 'Banglapedia' (the National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh) published by the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. He is the former Director General of National Academy of Fine and Performing Arts (Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy) and former Chairman of Nazrul Institute named after the Poet-Laureate of Bangladesh Kazi Nazrul Islam. He is also the President of the Bangladesh Chapter of International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), the headquarters being in the U.S.A. and also the President of Ustad Ayet Ali Khan Academy of Music. He has served Radio Bangladesh and former Radio Pakistan for long 30 years. He is also the Secretary General of the International PEN Bangladesh Chapter, headquarters being in London, U.K.

He has visited many countries including U.S.A, U. K. China, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, North Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, Kuwait, Iran, India and Pakistan as a leader of cultural delegation and also as an expert on Radio, Saarc and Unesco.

He is a visiting lecturer of College of Music and associated with the Department of Drama and Music of Dhaka University and Rajshahi University.

He is an M. A. in History.

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