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Meet the Bangladeshi Americans ,Contributing to make the world a better place.

Cox Gazette June 2, 2020, 12:05 PM Meet the Bangladeshi Americans ,Contributing to make  the world a better place.


Sharbari Zohra Ahmed is a Bangladeshi American writer. She is known for being a writer on the ABC thriller Quantico.

Sharbari Zohra Ahmed was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her family fled Bangladesh when she was three weeks old due to the Bangladesh Liberation War, during which her father was targeted for execution by the Pakistani Army. She went to New York University for her master's degree in creative writing. She lived in Ethopia  for a while, her story "Pepsi" is set in Ethiopia and is about a daughter of a Bangladeshi diplomat trying to fit in the country.

Ms.Yunus Born in Chittagong, Bangladesh and raised in New Jersey, Ms. Yunus is the daughter of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus.

Ms. Yunus is a graduate of The Juilliard School, and is the Co-Founding Director of the Sing for Hope charitable organization based in New York, whose mission is to make the arts available to all. Artists of all types volunteer their talent to communities in need and make art radically accessible.

For her contributions to the field of arts activism, Ms. Yunus has been honored to give special performances at The United Nations and the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, and received a 2009 DOHA 21st Century Leader Award in the category of Outstanding Humanitarian.

Fazlur Rahman Khan was born on 3 April 1929 in the Bengla Presidency of British India now Bangladesh He was brought up in the village of Bhandarikandii, in the Faridpur District near Dhaka His father Abdur Rahman Khan was a high school mathematics teacher and textbook author. He eventually became the Director of Public Instruction in the region of Bengal and after retirement served as Principal of Jagannath College, Dhaka.


Salman Khan was born in MetairieLouisianaUnited States, to a Bengali family. His father was from BarisalBangladesh, and his mother was from MurshidabadIndia. He attended the public school Grace King High School, where, as he recalls, "a few classmates were fresh out of jail and others were bound for top universities. He graduated valedictorian in 1994.

Salman Khan (born October 11, 1976) is an American educator who founded Khan Academy, a free online education platform and an organization with which he has produced over 6,500 video lessons teaching a wide spectrum of academic subjects, originally focusing on mathematics and sciences. He is also the founder of Khan Lab School, a brick-and-mortar school associated with Khan Academy.

As of January 2020, the Khan Academy channel on YouTube has more than 5.6 million subscribers and the Khan Academy videos have been viewed more than 1.7 billion times. In 2012, Time named Salman Khan in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In the same year, Forbes magazine featured Khan on its cover, with the story "$1 Trillion Opportunity.



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