Former finance minister AMA Muhith was not only a gifted economist but also a prolific writer.
Bangladesh, Emerge of a Nation (1978), American Response to Bangladesh (1996), An Agenda for Good Governance (2007), History of Bangladesh: A Subcontinental Civilisation (2016), Bangladesh in the Twenty-First Century: Towards an Industrial Society (1999) and Smritir Monikothay (2014) are some of his popular books.
Five of his books were published by University Press Limited (UPL), one of the leading publishing houses in Bangladesh.
Mahrukh Mohiuddin, the owner of UPL, said Muhith was always interested in research work. "In spite of his busy schedule, he was actively engaged in research work. If the editor had any suggestions on any of his manuscripts, Muhith would welcome them."
"My father, Mohiuddin Ahmed, who published his books, told me that he had at times rejected Muhith's manuscript but he was never offended. That was his spirit," said Mahrukh.