Abul Kalam Mohammed Zakaria

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abul Kalam Mohammed Zakaria
আবুল কালাম মোহাম্মদ যাকারিয়া
Bornc. 1918
DiedFebruary 24, 2016(2016-02-24) (aged 97–98)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Resting placeDarikandi village, Bancharampur Upazila, Brahmanbaria District
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
AwardsEkushey Padak

Abul Kalam Mohammed Zakaria (c. 1918 – 24 February 2016) was a Bangladeshi scholar and archaeologist.[1] He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2015 and Bangla Academy Literary Award in 2005 by the Government of Bangladesh for his contribution to research.[2]

Education and career[edit]

Zakaria earned his bachelor's in English literature from the University of Dhaka. In 1946, he started his career as a teacher at Azizul Haq College in Bogra. Later, he joined the civil service.[3]

In 1968, Zakaria helped to discover a site containing Sintakote Vihar of the 5th century in Dinajpur.[3]

Zakira retired from the position of Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Sports in 1976.[4]


Zakaria edited the following books.[3]

  • Gupi Chandrer Sonyas
  • Gazi Kalu O Champabati
  • Bangladesher Nreetotya
  • Comilla Zelar Itihash
  • Tabaqat-i Nasiri



  1. ^ "Archaeology researcher AKM Zakaria passes away". bdnews24.com. 26 February 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  2. ^ "15 named for Ekushey Padak". The Daily Star. February 8, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Archaeologist Zakaria dies". The Daily Star. February 25, 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  4. ^ বাংলার শেকড় সন্ধানী যাকারিয়া আর নেই. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 25 February 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.