Dr Fazlur Rahman

Obituary for Dr. Fazlur Rahman (1936-2023)

Dr. Fazlur Rahman, a distinguished scientist, and agricultural expert, passed away
on April 5, 2023, in Bangalore at the age of 87 after a brief illness. Dr. Rahman was
laid to rest in Bangalore in the presence of his family and loved ones.
Born in 1936 in Azamgarh, Dr. Rahman received his early education at a local school
where his father served as the head of the school. He then completed his agricultural
graduation from Allahabad Agricultural Institute before pursuing his Ph.D. at the
Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi.
Dr. Rahman briefly worked with the Bihar Agriculture Department and served as a
professor at the Vishwa Bharti University in Shantiniketan. He later joined the Tea
Research Association as an Advisory Officer in 1963. He served in various locations
and finally took over as an Agronomist at the Tocklai Experimental Station in Jorhat,
Assam, from 1972-83. Afterward, he joined Williamson Magor Plantations as an
advisor for R&D from 1986 to 1992. Upon retiring from Williamson Magor
Plantations, he embarked on a consulting career for many gardens and served as a
board member for different companies, including the Tea Research Association's
Board of Management.
Throughout his career, Dr. Rahman was recognized as a passionate scientist,
contributing vital information to the field of agriculture through the numerous papers
he published from 1970 until as late as 2022. His outstanding work earned him a
Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tea Research Association.
Dr. Rahman travelled extensively and was affiliated with various religious institutions.
He was married to Akhtar Rahman and is survived by their children and
The family would like to express their gratitude to the people, groups, and institutions
that supported and collaborated with Dr. Rahman throughout his life, including
Tocklai Experimental Station, the Department of Tea Management at NBU, R&D Tata
Tea, R&D Goodricke, and R&D Williamson Magor in Balipara and Margherita. After
retiring, Dr. Rahman settled in Siliguri, West Bengal, and continued to advise tea
plantations until 2021.
Dr. Fazlur Rahman will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and colleagues. His
dedication and passion for agricultural research have left a lasting impact on the field
and will continue to inspire future generations.