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Mr. Tabarak Hossain

Born in 1924, Mr. Tabarak Husain he obtained his BA (Honours) and MA in Economics from University of Dhaka and postgraduate degree in International Relations from London School of Economics, United Kingdom. Joining the Pakistan Foreign Service as a member of the first regular batch in 1949, he served in different capacities in the Pakistan diplomatic missions in India, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Thailand. He was appointed as Director General in the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs with Ambassadorial rank in 1968. Mr. Husain served as Foreign Secretary, Government of Bangladesh from 1975 to 1978. During the period, he visited summit level meetings in nine countries on bilateral visits. He also visited Moscow twice in 1975 and 1976 as a single member delegation to discuss bilateral issues. He was appointed as Ambassador to the United States of America where he served till his retirement 1982. Mr. Hussain was the Chairman of Sadharan Bima Corporation from 1995-96. In 2002, he joined Grameen Bank, one of the largest microcredit institutions of the world, as its Chairman.

November, 1975 to September, 1978