b. 1947, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Education : BFA in Painting, Dhaka University. M.A. (Fine) in Art History, M.S. University, Baroda, India. Major Publications : Authored and co-authored 6 books on art in Bangla and English. Has served as contributor to Banglapaedia and Cultural Survey of Bangladesh published by The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Has written articles for art journals and monographs, catalogues, reputed journals and dailies, as well as written introductions and reviews on art and artists in various anthologies, at home and abroad. Has presented papers and participated as a discussant in international seminars and has served as a Member of the Jury in the 12th (1998) and 17th (2009) National Art Exhibition and 14th Asian Art Biennial (2010) organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Designed jackets and illustrated books for reputed publishers. Member, editorial board of arts quarterly Shilpa O Shilpi. Present Position : Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.