On the occasion of the 80th birth anniversary of Professor Rehman Sobhan, CPD celebrated an evening with the Professor in presence of eminent guests at Flambé Restaurant on Saturday 21 March 2015.
Professor Sobhan was born on 12 March 1935 and spent his early days at St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling. He then attended Atchison College, Lahore during 1942-50 and went to Trinity College, Cambridge to study Economics. On return, he joined Dhaka University as a Lecturer in Economics in 1957.
Professor Sobhan held prestigious positions including Membership at the Planning Commission (1972-74) and Director General at Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) (1974-93). He founded the Centre for Policy Dialogue in 1993 and still spearheads the think tank as its Founder Chairman.
His numerous accolades include Bangladesh Shadinata Purushkar (2008), the highest civilian award; Bangladesh Bank Purushkar (2000) for services to the economics; Member of the advisory council of the president of Bangladesh (1991).