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Professor M. Zahid Hasan, the discoverer of mass less particle, Weyl fermion

This is the story of another proud Bangladeshi Bengali. This is about M. Zahid Hasan (Bengali: জাহিদ হাসান) who led A group of researchers of Princeton University in the United States which discovered the elusive massless quasi particle, Weyl fermion, predicted 85 years earlier. This is the unique innovation. This innovation will bring revolution in producing electronics goods for the next generation. This particle has incredible capacity to move inside the matter and anti-matter through crystal. This is noteworthy that Physicist and mathematician Hermann Weyl predicted the existence of Weyl fermions in 1929.

Zahid Hasan alias Taposh is the eldest of two sons and one daughter of Advocate Mohammad Rahman Ali and wife Nadira Ali Talukdar. Zahid has passed Secondary (SSC) from Dhanmondi Government Boys’ High School in 1986 and higher secondary(HSC) from Dhaka College in 1988. He stood second in the combined merit list in SSC and first in HSC.

He later studied at the University of Texas in Austin, United States of America. He has worked with physicist Professor Steven Weinberg, who had shared the Nobel Prize with Professor Mohammad Abdus Salam in 1979. He started working on experimental based physics with his interest. He had completed his masters and doctorate at Stanford University. After completing his studies at Princeton University, he joined as a ‘lecturer’ there in 2002. He became a ‘full professor’ in 2011. He is currently a professor of physics at the university.

He has another identity as a writer. Zahid published his first book on science, Aesho Dhumketur Rajjae (Bengali: এসো ধুমকেতুর রাজ্যে) which can read as ‘come to the World of Comets: An Astrophysics Primer’ at the age of just 16 in 1986.

In his personal life, he got married with Sarah, MIT-educated engineer, who works for Microsoft. They have two adorable children: Arik Ibrahim Hasan (13) and Sarina Maryam Hasan (11).

Position: Professor
Title: Professor of Physics,
Princeton University,
Office: 321 Jadwin Hall,
Phone: 609-258-3044


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Colonel Dr. Nazma Begum, a woman leads the UN peace keeping mission for the first time of the history of Bangladesh Army

Bangladesh is one among the most progressive country of the world where women are leading from the front in different sectors of the country. Bangladesh Army is one of the true examples where progressive women proved themselves to take the leadership.

Dr. Nazma Begum (Bengali: কর্নেল ডা. নাজমা বেগম) is the first ever female who leads the United Nations (UN) Peace Keeping contingent mission for the first time of the history of the brave Bangladesh Army. She led a 56-member’s medical contingent which was sent to Ivory Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). The team left Bangladesh on 27th Februray, 2016. They are providing treatment facilities in the Level-2 hospital of Ivory Cost. This team has 6 women out of the total 56 members.

However, Colonel Nazma was the first female commander of 21 Field Ambulance in the history of Bangladesh Army. She also served as Assistant Director of Medical Services at the 11th Infantry Division of Bagura Cantonment. Apart from this, Nazma is also a renowned author who has written 26 books. Bangladesh Army has been serving in Ivory Coast since 2004 under the UN Peace Keeping programme.

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Sabirul Islam, a Bangladeshi British citizen inspires millions of youth worldwide through his brain-child

Think! A young chap inspires one million young people worldwide. He is just on 24th years of his age. His creation is accepted over 550 schools in United Kingdom (UK) and 14 countries worldwide. He had written 3 books in English which motivates people of all ages, all races of entire world. He is a motivational speaker who had spoken over 700 events worldwide. And He is a Bangladeshi.
Yes, He is Mr. Sabirul Islam (Bengali: সাবিরুল ইসলাম), A Bangladeshi origin British citizen who made history with all the above facts.
Sabirul was born in Tower Hamlets, London, England on 12th July 1990 and grew up in London, England. He attended Swanlea School. In 2008, he left City and Islington College. He is the eldest among his five siblings-two younger brother and three younger sisters. He is the son of his parent who belongs to Sylhet, a district of Bangladesh.
He had written his first book, The World at Your Feet at the age of 17. In the first nine months since the launch, over 42,500 copies of his book were sold which grows now to 60,000 copies worldwide. In June, 2009, he had launched a game, Teen-Trepreneur which teaches key aspects of business from sales, to investment, expenses to loans and the even understanding the stock exchange. The game was intended to educate young people about enterprise, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. This game has been integrated into the BTEC Business Qualification in over 500 schools across the UK. The game has sold over 300,000 copies in 14 countries world-wide. His second book The World at Your Feet: Three Strikes to a Successful Entrepreneurial Life was published. In February 2012, his third book, Young Entrepreneur World: How 25 Teen-Trepreneurs Succeeded and Left World Leaders Scratching Their Heads was published. The book contained interviews with 25 of the most influential and successful entrepreneurs around the world, who share their journeys, thoughts and ideologies on a personal, business and political level. The book contains interviews, personal success stories and how others could achieve similar success within their respective fields. Over 100,000 copies of his books have been sold to date, which have been published in multiple languages including Spanish and Bengali.
In November 2010, Islam launched Inspire1Million, a campaign to inspire one million people around the world to achieve success in life by delivering a host of events and seminars.
He had achieved the following awards-

SL Award Year
1 Sabirul Islam was awarded the Mosaic Entrepreneur of the Year by Charles, Prince of Wales and the Princess of Jordon. He was nominated by Merrill Lynch, and was the youngest person nominated for the award. 2008
2 Sabirul Islam was one of Junior Chamber International (JCI) 10 Outstanding Young Persons of the World,honoured in the JA-YE Top 20 Young Entrepreneur in Osaka, Japan and shortlisted for Community Business Entrepreneur Award at the Spirit of London Awards.Other awards include the Growing Up CEO Award, which he was awarded at Harvard Business School. 2010

Link of Books:
1. Inspiring One Million People: A Journey of Dedication, Passion and Power Paperback:
2. The World at Your Feet: Three Strikes to a Successful Entrepreneurial Life :
3. Young Entrepreneur World: How 25 Teen-trepreneurs Succeeded and Left World Leaders Scratching Their Heads Paperback:
Motivational and Inspiring Interviews:
1. 40 Minutes with Editor – Sabirul Islam at Boishakhi TV_1st Part_EP-29:
2. Inspire 1 Million Legacy – Purpose of Existence: SABIRUL ISLAM at TEDxMuscat 2013:
3. Handling Pressure: 3 Minutes of Inspiration:
4. Interview on Vibe Magazine Bangladesh:
5. Motivational Session of Mr. Sabirul Islam in Daffodil International University (DIU)”
6. Grameenphone Tritiyo Matra 3705 (27 September 2013):
7. Mini Fidgits: Sabirul Islam, Stay Grounded:
8. Mini Fidgits: Sabirul Islam, Stay Grounded:
9. European Job Day in Brussels:
10. My TEDx Youth Talk in Amsterdam:

Sabirul on Facebook:
Sabirul on twitter:
The World At Your Feet website:
Inspire 1 Million website:
Teen Trepreneur website:
Inspire 1 Million Bangladesh website:
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Dr Hasan Shaheed, a Bangladeshi renowned scientist led a team which invents the first solar helicopter of the world and engaged with his next big thing, controllable capsule robot project

This is Dr. Hasan Shaheed (Bengali: ড.হাসান শহীদ), a Bangladeshi renowned scientist led a team along with Prof. Ante Munjiza which invents the first solar helicopter of the world and engaged with his next big thing, controllable capsule robot project.

The team was consisted of 7 students of Queen Marry university of England. Dr Hasan Shaheed is the Assistant professors of Queen marry university’s school of engineering. Another Bangladeshi, Sakir ahmed, was also in the team.

An Iraqi student, Ali abdai, was started research on solar helicopter in 2011 under Mr. Hasan. The model of the solar helicopter can fly without any problem, the speed too can be controlled; but this helicopter can not run with solar energy, required battery to run.  The team started working on this joined to overcome this problem.  The project of solar helicopter extended to continue in masters level. Another 6 students joined with him in the team and Professor Antonio Munjia also joined with them as assistance coordinator. The focus of the team was to run the helicopter with solar energy with three goals as light, durable, and energy-efficient. The solar run helicopter, named as solar-copter came into existence with a wight of just 1 kilogram. A solar simulator with the combination of halogen lamp was made to determine the flying capacity of the solar-copter. The four wings of the copter started moving after the operation was started with remote control. The solar copter fled up giving surprise to everyone. This is the story of the invention of the first solar copter in the world.

The outer look of solar copter is not our familiar appearance of helicopter. The familiar helicopter has two propeller-one of the top and one the tail or two in the top. But the solar-copter has 4 propellers in 4 corners in equal distance from the center which is known as quad rotor or quad-copter for getting the most solar energy from sun. The news of the solar copter circulated in technology based famous magazine of the world like Gijmag, design book. The world famous TV channel, Discovery, was telecast a report on solar-copter in their daily planet show.

The team members of the solar copter had worked on different aspects-Sakir Ahmed researched on the present condition of solar energy and the potentiality of solar cell to be used for solar copter. Kazimierz Wojewoda researched on size and structure. Jibs Ahmed researched on the materials to be used for solar copter; Aly Abidali worked on the creation of solar panel and other challenges.

Dr Hasan Shaheed was born at Hanua village of Bakerganj sub-district of Barisal district. He had completed secondary and higher secondary school certificate certification from Barisal Cadet College. Later he had completed his graduation as first class first from Dhaka University in applied physics from Electronic and communication engineering department. He had gone to Sheffield university of UK with commonwealth scholarship in September 1997. He researched on the controlling of the hand of robot. Later he completed his PHD degree from Sheffield university of United Kingdom (UK). He had joined in the Queen marry university as professor after completing his PHD in 2001. He is now researching in robotics and control in school of engineering and material science department as a senior professor. He was included in the list of top 100 most influential Bangladeshi (British Bangladeshi power and inspiration) residing in UK. His wife, Ms Mohsina Mahmuda Ferdous, is researching in genetic engineering in PHD level in Bronel University. The couple has as 5 years old daughter Nuyaima.

In 2007, a book, named as Alien: somvabona and Sondhan (Bengali: এলিয়েন: সম্ভাবনা ও সন্ধান) and in 2008, another book, named as, Mohabisser mohakash (Bengali: মহাবিস্ময়ের মহাকাশ) was published from samay prokason (Bengali: সময় প্রকাশন) in Bangladesh. Another book, Parallel Computing for Real-time Signal Processing and Control was published from Springer publisher of England as co-author along with another two authors, M Osman Tokhi, M. Alamgir Hossain. He is now busy with his next big thing, controllable capsule robot project which is already selected for innovation award of Queen’s marry university.

List of his publication:
Link of Mohabisser mohakash (মহাবিস্ময়ের মহাকাশ):
Link of Alien: somvabona and Sondhan (এলিয়েন: সম্ভাবনা ও সন্ধান)
Link of England publisher (Parallel Computing for Real-time Signal Processing and Control):


  • Received ‘Drapers’ Prize for Developments in Teaching and
  • Learning, 2010-’11,’ Queen Mary, University of London, UK
  • Shortlisted for ‘Drapers’ Awards for Excellence in Teaching, 2009
  • ’10,’ Queen Mary, University of London, UK
  • Nominated for Drapers’ ‘Awards for Excellence in Teaching, 2008
  • ’09, 2009-’10 and 2010-’11,’ Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Postal address:
School of Engineering and Materials Science
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
Telephone: (0)20 – 7882 – 3774, fax: +44 (0)20 7882 3390

The members of the team:
P J Fani:
KG Eorge:
Irmantas Burba:
Kazimierz Wojewoda:
Jibs Ahmed:
Aly Abidali:
Shakir Ahmed :

The team:
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