Mehedi Hasan Khan

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Mehedi Hasan Khan
Born July 23, 1986 (1986-07-23) (age 32)
Nationality Bangladeshi
Occupation physician and software developer
Known for Avro Keyboard

Mehedi Hasan Khan is a Bangladeshi physician and software developer.[1][2] He is known for inventing free and open source Bengali keyboard Avro in 2003.[1]

Early life

Khan was born in Dhaka on July 23, 1986.[2] After completing his secondary from Ideal School and College and higher secondary from Notre Dame College, Khan obtained his MBBS degree from Mymensingh Medical College in 2010.[2]


Khan started developing Avro in 2003 when he was a first year student of Mymensingh Medical College. It was first published on web for free download on 26 March 2003 under Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.[2][3] Initially, it was developed in Visual Basic, which was later transferred to Delphi. The Linux version of it was written in C++. Avro was further developed by M. M. Rifat-Un-Nabi, Tanbin Islam Siyam, Ryan Kamal, Shabab Mustafa and Nipon Haque from OmicronLab.[4][2]