Assistance for Blind Children (ABC) has honored Zillul Bari Mahmud Bakht (Posthumous), Past President of ABC.

Last Updated: 2 March 2022

After founding Assistance for Blind Children (ABC) on 2nd April 1978, numerous philanthropic organizations, embassies of different countries located in Bangladesh, and dedicated people have assisted in various ways of running ABC. ABC honored some individuals and philanthropic organizations at different times through the “Irwin Award”. This is the first time ABC has taken the initiative to honor 6 dedicated members of ABC. This event was held on 19th February 2022 at ABC Head Office (67/A, Indira Road, West Rajabazar, Dhaka-1215 on the occasion of the 44th Annual General Meeting of ABC. Late Zillul Bari Mahmud Bakht, Past President of ABC is one of them.

Vice President of ABC Mr. Md. Rubayet Hossain conducted the award ceremony event and Mr. Data Magfur, Life Member of ABC, presented a brief biography of Late Zillul Bari Mahmud Bakht (Posthumous).  

Late Zillul Bari Mahmud Bakht (1936-2011) was born on 4th October 1936 in Mymensingh. He was known as ZBM Bakht. He had been involved in various human development organizations as a volunteer. He joined Assistance for Blind Children (ABC) on November 11, 1982, as a Life Member. He was elected President of ABC in 2003 and 2004. He served as ABC's General Secretary for a total of 12 years, from 1991 to 1998 for 8 years and from 2007 to 2010 for 4 years. He had worked tirelessly for the welfare of ABC. ABC was the motto of his life and he dedicated himself to ABC. He left us on December 1, 2011. ABC will never forget his contribution. So today ABC remembers him with deep respect. On behalf of Late Zillul Bari Mahmud Bakht, Mr. Bahlul Dana Mahmud Bakht, Life Member of ABC and Son of Late Zillul Bari Mahmud Bakht and Mrs. Sanjana Farid, Life Member of ABC and Son-in -aw of Late Zillul Bari Mahmud Bakht received a crest as a token of love.