CAA mourns the death of former President, Mubasshar Hussain



The CAA was saddened to learn of the death of Architect Mubasshar Hussain, former CAA President and President of the Institute of Architects Bangladesh who died while serving as President of the Institute of Architects Bangldesh. In its obituary, the IAB wrote:

“Eminent architect Mubasshar Hussain was Born on 27 December 1943 in Brahmanbaria. He graduated from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1972.

He joined the liberation war of Bangladesh at a very young age and was a valiant freedom fighter who took part in guerilla operations inside Dhaka. In honour of his contribution to our liberation war a ceremonial gun salute was given to him today by the special police unit in presence of a government magistrate just after the funeral prayer.

Mubasshar Hussain served as President of the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) and the Chairman of the Architects Regional Council of Asia (ARCASIA). He was also an active organiser in the sports arena and was a former director of the Bangladesh Cricket Board. He also worked as President of the Brothers Union Club which one of the famous sports clubs of Bangladesh.

As a lifelong activist on burning urban issues and citizens rights, Mubasshar Hussain was the Vice President of Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) which is most renowned environment activist group in Bangladesh and Consumer Association of Bangladesh (CAB). He was featured frequently as guest in television talk shows, where he spoke his mind without trepidation and with rationality.

Mubasshar Hussain was a great philanthropist, coming to aid of distressed and needy – often without the knowledge of others. The persons receiving his support included retired sportsmen and the common man.

In professional life, Mubasshar Hussain was the Managing Director of Assoconsult Ltd., an architectural practice which designed prominent edifices like the Grameen Bank Bhobon, Proshika Head Office etc. He served in Advisor’s role in many organisations including Bishwo Shahittyo Kendro (World Literature Centre), Grameen Telecom Trust etc.

His funeral prayer was held in IAB Centre on 02 January 2022 in the presence of Science and Technology Minister, two Mayors of Dhaka City, other eminent personalities of Bangladesh and huge number of architects from all generations.”

Published: 02 January 2023


Mubasshar Hussain, 1943-2023