Mohamed Mijarul Quayes

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Mohamed Mijarul Quayes
মো. মিজারুল কায়েস
Quayes in August 2011
Bangladesh Ambassador to Brazil
In office
2014 – March 2017
Personal details
Born(1960-04-02)2 April 1960
Kishorganj, East Pakistan
Died10 March 2017(2017-03-10) (aged 56)
Brasília, Brazil
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
Harvard University

Mohamed Mijarul Quayes (2 April 1960 – 10 March 2017) was a Bangladeshi career diplomat. He was appointed ambassador to Brazil in 2014. He was the Bangladesh High Commissioner to the Court of St James's, United Kingdom from 2012 to 2014.[1][2][3] Prior to this he served as the Foreign Secretary at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. He was previously Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of Bangladesh to the Russian Federation.[4]

Previous to his posting to Moscow, Mijarul Quayes was the Bangladeshi High Commissioner to the Maldives.[4]

Education and career[edit]

Mijarul Quayes was educated at Dhaka Residential Model College, the Department of International Relations, Dhaka University, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was a Bangladesh Civil Service Cadre of 1982. He was an Edward S . Mason Fellow in Public Policy and Management and studied under Amartya Sen, Robert Nozick, Shirley Williams, Richard Neustad, Ernest May and Robert Vogel at Harvard. At Dhaka University, he was a fellow of the Centre for Alternatives. He was a life member of the UN Association of Bangladesh. Mijarul Quayes has taught at the North South University and BRAC University in Dhaka and has been a resource for the Foreign Service Academy, the National Defence College and the Public Administration Training Centre. He also taught aesthetics and the history of art at the National Academy of the Arts in Dhaka.[5]

Mijarul Quayes was taken to a hospital in Brasília in February 2017. He died from multiple organ failure on 10 March. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.[6]


  1. ^ "Mijarul Quayes fired as UK envoy". 27 July 2014.
  2. ^ "The one and only Mijarul Quayes!". 29 July 2014.
  3. ^ "ACC initiates probe against 11 BD foreign missions". The New Nation. 24 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Mijarul Quayes next ambassador to Russia". The Independent. Dhaka. 26 May 2008. Archived from the original on 29 August 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
  5. ^ "Bio of Mijarul Quayes" (PDF). United Nations. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Mijarul Quayes passes away". The New Nation. 12 March 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2017.