M. A. Zaher (BSc Pass 1954)

Former Director General, Geological Survey of Bangladesh and discoverer of a new mineral named Zaherite in 1977

Mohammed Abduz Zaher (c. 1932 – 27 August 2017) was the director-general of the Geological Survey of Bangladesh. Zaher described a new mineral in his M.S. Thesis of Michigan Technological University in 1969 that he investigated from Salt RangePakistan. The mineral was named after him as zaherite by International Mineralogical Association in 1977. 

He provided technical and strategic support to the freedom fighters during the Liberation War of Bangladesh.