Sonntag, 16. Juli 1950
Mittwoch, 20. November 2013
Rafiqul Islam (16 July 1950 – 20 November 2013) was a Bangladeshi-born Canadian language activist. He played a major role in achieving recognition of February 21 as the International Mother Language Day, proclaimed by the General Conference of UNESCO in November 1999. He was awarded Independence Day Award posthumously by the Government of Bangladesh in 2016. He was a member of Vancouver-based organization which was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2001 for the same cause.