Dr. Mohsin Ali was born in Bangladesh in 1952 in a remote village. His father died when he was a few days old. He was raised and brought up by his maternal grandparents. He emigrated to America in January of 1986 as a student for higher education. He completed Masters in Professional Studies in Community Services Administration (MPS in CSA) from Alfred University, Alfred, NY in 1987.
He was admitted to the Doctor of Social Welfare Program (DSW) at the Hunter College School of Social Work of the City University of New York (CUNY) in 1988. While working as a full-time Mohsin Ali was studying his Doctorate Program in Social Welfare full-time and part-time basis and completed the Doctorate Degree in Social Welfare in 1996. He also obtained “Licensed Master Social Work” (LMSW) License from New York State. He obtained Masters in Economics and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Bangladesh.
DSW (USA), LMSW (NY), MPS-CSA (USA); MSS (Econ) & LLB (Bangladesh).
M Mohsin Ali is a patriotic son of Bangladesh and America. He was born in Bangladesh in 1952 at a remote village called Shikarpur of Gurudaspur Upazilla (Sub-District) in Natore District during the Pakistan period. He emigrated to America in January of 1986 as a student with a student visa for higher education. He was admitted to a Graduate Program (Masters) in Professional Studies in Community Services Administration (MPS in CSA) at Alfred University, Alfred, NY and completed the Master's Degree Program in 1987. He was then admitted to the Doctor of Social Welfare Program (DSW) at the Hunter College School of Social Work of the City University of New York (CUNY) in 1988. While working as a full-time worker for people with disabilities, Mohsin Ali studied his Doctorate Program in Social Welfare full-time and part-time and completed the Doctorate Degree in Social Welfare in 1996. He also obtained a “Licensed Master Social Worker” License from New York State.
Mohsin Ali graduated from High School (10th Grade –in 1968 and 12th Grade in 1970). He got admission for undergraduate study in Economics at Rajshahi University in 1970. He obtained MSS in Economics in 1982 and LLB in 1981 from Dhaka University, Bangladesh. He had a break of study from 1971 to 1978.
When the Liberation War of Bangladesh started against Pakistan in late March 1971, Mohsin Ali refused to attend classes at the university and joined the war of independence along with other students, political personnel, and people of all walks of life. He went to India for the training of freedom fighters. He was made the Commander of the freedom fighters of Gurudaspur.
After the liberation, the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman came back to free Bangladesh from the Pakistani prison. Mohsin Ali and his freedom fighters returned the arms and weapons to him. Upon the call of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib, he gave up his university education and engaged himself along with his other freedom fighters in rebuilding activities of the war-torn nation. He established an NGO (Non-Government Organization) named Gonomilon (Peoples’ Union) in 1972 through which he started rebuilding the war-ravaged nation with the programs such as Tebhaga Khamar (Three-shared Farm with the landlord, farmworkers, and the association), Mass Education, Cottage Industries, Micro-Credits, Paramedics, Health Education, Skills Development and Employment Creation/Income Generation programs for the poor men/women and building of houses, roads and bridges which were destroyed and burnt by the Pakistani armed forces.
After killing the Father of Nation and President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members in a Military Coup on 15 August of 1975, Mohsin Ali and his freedom fighters protested and worked against the military government. Mohsin Ali was arrested and put in Dhaka Central Jail for more than two years.
After getting released from Jail in December of 1977, Mohsin Ali moved to Dhaka and established an NGO named Bangladesh Development Service Center (BDSC) and had been working as the Executive Director since 1978.
Mohsin Ali also established Bangladesh American Association for Rehabilitation in New York (BAARNY), Inc in New York, USA and provided services to the children with special needs through all necessary therapy services, including OT, PT, Speech, Special Education, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy, nursing, medical and other supports to the families.
Mohsin Ali has established the following institutions:
Muktijoddha Dr. Mohsin Ali College, Shikarpur, Gurudaspur, Natore in 2006 Agro-Technical Multilateral High School, Shikarpur, Gurudaspur in 1974. Bangladesh Development Service Center (BDSC), Dhaka in 1978 Gono Milan, an NGO in Gurudaspur, Bangladesh in 1972 Gono Unnayan Academy, an NGO in Gurudaspur, Bangladesh in 1978 Bangladesh American Association for Rehabilitation in New York (BAARNY), Inc. NY, USA.
Bangladesh Human Rights Watch in New York, USA in 2001.
Shikarpur Haat in Gurudaspur, Bangladesh in 1978.
Mohsin & Mahfuza Education Fund and provided Scholarships to the poor students since 1998. Mohsin Ali has also initiated for establishing a small Dr. Mohsin Hospital in Shikarpur in Gurudaspur Sub-District of Natore District, his birth village in Bangladesh where the poor women and children will be provided medical treatment services at a low cost or at a free of cost and other humanitarian and charity services.
Mohsin Ali has received the following International Awards:
Mother Teresa International Humanitarian Award in 2009 from Kolkata, West Bengal, India for Human Rights and Human Services/Activities. “Governor’s Award of Excellence 2000” by Governor George E. Pataki of New York State of USA for the Human Service Works in the State of New York in 2000.
“Uttam Kumar Award,” a legendary Film Hero of India in 2009, from Kolkata, West Bengal, India, for writing several books on the Liberation War of Bangladesh of 1971.
Books Written by Dr. M Mohsin Ali
Mohsin Ali wrote and published 8 books in Bengali on the Liberation War of Bangladesh and 2 books in English.
English Books published from the USA:
1971 Massacres in Bangladesh, and Revenge of Rapes.
Bengali Books published from Bangladesh:
Shadhinota Sangrame Bichchu Bahini
Je Bangladesher Juddhey
Ekti Phulke Bachabo bole
Prem O Desho Prem
Shahid Aasia Khala
Shadhinota (Poetry Book), and
Bangabandhu in Poetry and Songs
Mohsin Ali was in the International Media:
BBC, London made a Film on Mohsin Ali, “The Children of the Fire,” in 1972-73 on his activities during and after the Liberation War of Bangladesh.
The Daily Guardian Newspaper of London, UK, published an article on his activities with his pictures on August 14, 1972.
“The New Internationalist” Magazine of London, UK, published a lengthy feature with his pictures in April 1973, entitled “The Peace Heroes,” highlighting his activities on War-torn Nation Rebuilding & Liberation War.
He attended “Rural Youth Development Training” at the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) in the Philippines in 1981. He attended the “World Youth Conference” held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1981.
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