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Tajuddin Ahmad’s 95th birth anniversary observed

Published 10:15 pm | July 23, 2020

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Online Desk : The 95th anniversary of birth of the country’s founding prime minister Tajuddin Ahmad was observed on Thursday.
Different organizations, including Liberation War Museum, Kapasia unit of Awami League and Bangabandhu and Jatiya Char Neta Smriti Parishad observed the day with different programs considering social distancing for the Covid-19 crisis.

The Liberation War Museum and private FM radio station, Radio Shadhin (92.4 FM), jointly organized a program titled “Joy Amader Kobjay” where performers read out from Tajuddin Ahmad’s letters and diaries at the National Museum in Dhaka, said a press release.

Liberation War Museum trustee Dr Sarwar Ali and Tajuddin Ahmad’s daughter Simeen Hossain Rimi, Bangladesh Awami League politician and the incumbent Member of Parliament from Gazipur-4 joined the show.

Tajuddin Ahmad was born in Kapasia of Gazipur on July 23, 1925. With three other top Awami League leaders, Tajuddin Ahmed was assassinated inside Dhaka Central Jail on November 3, 1975.

Tajuddin led the provisional government during the Liberation War in 1971. He is regarded as one of the most influential and instrumental figures in the birth of Bangladesh.

A close confidante of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Tajuddin was the general secretary of the Awami League in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

He coordinated Awami League’s election campaign in1970, in which Awami League gained a historic parliamentary majority to form government.

After the war, Tajuddin returned to Dhaka on December 22, 1971.

In the subsequent cabinet, Tajuddin was given charge of the ministries of finance and planning. He was also appointed member of the committee in-charge of drafting the constitution of Bangladesh.

In 1974, Tajuddin was removed from his ministry.

Tajuddin is survived by his daughters Sharmin Ahmad, Simeen Hussain Rimi, Mahjabin Ahmad and son Tanjim Ahmad Sohel Taj.

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