Yafes Osman

Yafes Osman
Minister for Science and Technology
Assumed office
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Personal details
Born (1946-05-01) May 1, 1946
Chittagong, Bengal Presidency, British India (now Bangladesh)
Alma mater Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Occupation Politician
Profession Architect

Yafes Osman (born May 1, 1946) is the Minister of State for Science and Technology of Government of Bangladesh since 2009.[1] Earlier he was an architect. He worked under Fazlur Rahman Khan, the notable architect of Sears Tower.

Early life and career

Osman was born in Chittagong in 1946 to novelist Shawkat Osman. He studied in Chittagong Muslim High School and later passed his Secondary School Certificate and Higher Secondary School Certificate examinations from Siddheswari Boys' High School and Notre Dame College, Dhaka respectively. He completed his graduation in architecture from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.

He was elected as the Vice President of the Engineering University Central Student’s Union in 1970. He got involved in politics as a member of Bangladesh Chhatra League. Later, he joined Awami League and became its Science and Technology Secretary. Osman was a freedom fighter who fought in sector 2 during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.

He served as an architect in Housing and Settlement Department, Government of Bangladesh from May 1972 to April 1974 and also worked as a junior Architect under Fazlur Rahman Khan from October 1970 to April 1972. He was the founder Secretary of Institute of Architects Bangladesh. During his professional practice, worked as the Managing Director of Prakalpa Upadeshta Ltd, an architecture and engineering consultancy firm.

He has published two books – Bongo Amar Janani Amar and Noshto Kal Koshto Kal.[2]


  1. Hafez Ahmed (2009-01-14). "Yafes Osman visits BASIS, ICT Incubator". The Financial Express. Dhaka. Archived from the original on March 5, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  2. "Profile of ministers". The Daily Start. 2009-01-08. Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2012-08-05.

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