We mourn the passing of UPL founder Mohiuddin Ahmed

We are deeply saddened by the passing of author, editor and the founder of University Press Limited (UPL) Mohiuddin Ahmed.

Born in Feni in 1944, Mohiuddin Ahmed graduated from the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Dhaka University. He was the editor of the Pakistan wing of Oxford University Press (OUP). He later became the chief executive officer of the Oxford University Press Dhaka branch. Ahmed established his own publishing company University Press Limited (UPL) in 1975 .

In 1988, Ahmed was honored with the degree ‘cultural doctorate’ on publishing management by the international office of World University in the US. He was also honored with a gold medal by the prime minister of Norway for their contributions to environmental development in 1991. Ahmed published the unfinished memoir of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 2012, an incomplete autobiography which Bangabandhu had penned during his days in prison from 1966 to 1969. Bangladesh Academic and Creative Publishers Association honored him with the title of ‘Publisher Emeritus’ in 2014. Ahmed was the founder editor of the acclaimed english-language periodical Six Seasons Review.

Mohiuddin Ahmed passed away at the age of 77, on Tuesday, 22 June 2021.


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