Update November 24, 2015

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Language veteran Golam Akbar Chowdhury laid to rest

Sumel Sarker


Language veteran Golam Akbar Chowdhury laid to rest

24 November 2015, Nirapad News: Language veteran Golam Akbar Chowdhury, husband of Awami League presidium member and deputy leader of the Jatiya Sangsaad, Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, was laid to eternal rest at Banani graveyard here today.

The namaz-e-janaza was held after Asr prayer at Gulshan Azad Mosque with participation of hundreds of people. After janaza, he was buried at the Banani Graveyard.

Awami League advisory council member and Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu, commerce minister Tofail Ahmed, AL presidium member and heath minister Mohammad Nasim, General Secretary and public administration minister Syed Ashraful Islam, Prime minister’s adviser HT Imam, housing and public works minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, food minister advocate Kamrul Islam including other state ministers, leaders of ruling party and different political parties attended the janaza.

After hearing death news of Golam Akbar Chowdhury, in the afternoon, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited the Gulshan residence of Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury.

The prime minister spent sometimes besides Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury and her family members.

Golam Akbar Chowdhury, breathed his last around 10.30am at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the BSMMU at the age of 86.

He left behind his wife, three sons — Ayman Akbar, Shahadat Akbar, Sajid Akbar, a daughter — Sama Rahman — as well as a host of relatives, well-wishers and admirers to mourn his death.

President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and member of the cabinet in separate messages condoled at the death of Golam Akbar Chowdhury and expressed their deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.

Veteran politician Golam Akbar Chowdhury was born on September 1 in 1931 at Madarsa village of Hathazari thana in Chittagong.

He received membership of the then East Pakistan Chhatra League in 1948 and involved with Awami League (AL) since 1949. All-party Chhatra Sangram Parishad was formed under his leadership during the Language Movement-1952 in Chittagong.

He married deputy leader of Jatiya Sangsad Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury in 1954. He was the honorary member of the planning cell of the Mujibnagar Government during the liberation war. He was also a writer and columnist.

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