Today is the second death anniversary of former governor of Bangladesh Bank AKN Ahmed.
He served the Bank from November 1974 to July 1976 as its second governor, said a press release.
AKN Ahmed died of a stroke on this day in 2016 at the age of 92.
He is credited with the demonetisation of 100 taka notes under the directives of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
He also worked for World Bank, International Monetary Fund and served as Bangladesh ambassador to Japan and South Korea.
He was awarded “Alexander the Great Gold Medal” by the Institute of Oriental Philosophy of SokaGeiki University in Tokyo for his knowledge of Japanese culture and society.
His family members have requested friends and admirers to pray for his departed soul.