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Meet the Yale professor who anchors his research in Bangladesh and scales up interventions globally

Dr Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak was born in Bangladesh and worked his way up to become a professor of economics at one of the top-ranking universities in the world. He also has several ongoing research projects in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sierra Leone. In recent times, a young...
The Naxalite who founded Lazz Pharma

The Naxalite who founded Lazz Pharma

Mohammad Lutfor Rahman left the Naxalites after they asked him to kill his father. He arrived in Dhaka penniless, worked at a pharmacy, founded Lazz Pharma in 1974 and moved to Canada in 1992. Today, Lutfor owns four branches of Lazz Pharma and sold the brand name to...

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Risalat Khan: When saving the climate is your career

Risalat Khan: When saving the climate is your career

Risalat Khan is an activist from Bangladesh who is passionate about addressing climate change, biodiversity loss and other existential challenges. He currently holds the position of Senior Campaigner in AvaazOne can find roots deeply grounded in Risalat Khan's odyssey...

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Sal Khan, an unsung hero

Sal Khan, an unsung hero

We all know Khan Academy. However, few of us know Salman Khan, the founder, and CEO of the educational online platform. He is the most unsung activist; a real-life hero who fights every day for millions of children to rightfully have a better education. Khan has been...

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