: For his invaluable contributions in the field of legislation, law and order and also for his immense contributions to social services and welfare of the people, eminent lawyer Barrister Rafique-ul Huq has been nominated for Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah Gold Medal 2017.
Barrister Rafique-ul Huq is a renowned name in the country's law profession as well as a respected member of the International Arbitration Court (Paris). He played a direct role in the law reform of the country. He was the Chairman of Bar Council of Bangladesh and worked for Company Law Reform, Banking Law Reform Commission and Banking Law.
He is the Chairman of Ad-Din Hospital and Vice-Chairman of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh for the last 20 years. He is the life member of Bangladesh National Society for the Blind and was the founding Secretary General of Shishu Hospital. He built hospitals, mosques and educational institutions at his own initiative. He is also associated with various government and non-government organizations. For the last 50 years, he has been serving as a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He has also served as the Attorney General of Bangladesh.
A jury board of eleven members, consisting of eminent persons working in different sectors of the society, unanimously decided to give this award to Barrister Rafique-ul Huq. Soon the award will be officially handed over to him. The award consists of two bhori gold medal, two lakh taka in cash, a crest and a certificate.
Since 1986, Ahsania Mission (DAM) has been awarding the medal after noted educationist, social reformer, practitioner of Sufism, Assistant Director of Public Inspector of undivided Bengal and Asam, founder of DAM Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R). So far, the medal has been awarded to 25 noted personalities for their outstanding contributions in different fields at the national level.