AHM Qamaruzzaman

AHM Qamaruzzaman

Full name: Abul Hasnat Muhammad Qamaruzzaman
Birthdate:
June 26, 1926
Birthplace:
Nurpur, Natore
Died: November 3, 1975
Death Place: Dhaka Central Jail
Education:
Presidency College
Occupation:
Politician and Lawyer
Spouse (s):
Jahanara Begum
Religion:
Islam
Zodiac sign:
Cancer

AHM Qamaruzzaman was a politician and the first Home Minister of Bangladesh. He was one of the close confidantes of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Qamaruzzaman was a member of the Mujibnagar Government which formed during the liberation war of Bangladesh. He was considered an honest, neutral and patriotic political leader.

Qamaruzzaman Early Life:

AHM Qamaruzzaman was born on June 26, 1926, at Nurpur, Natore, Bangladesh in the maternal uncle house. His paternal house was in Rajshahi. He was a son of Zamindar Family, Abdul Hamid was his father and Begum Jebunessa was the mother. Qamaruzzaman was eldest among 12 children of his parents.

In 1942, he passed matriculation from Chittagong Collegiate School. Then Qamaruzzaman passed Higher Secondary Certificate Examination from Rajshahi College. He moved to Kolkata for higher education and passed honors in Economics from Presidency College. Later he passed graduation from Rajshahi Law College and began law business in Rajshahi Court.

Political Career:

In 1956, he joined Bangladesh Awami League and following the year, he elected as General Secretary of Rajshahi District Awami League. He elected member of National Assembly in 1962 and 1965 for two times. Later he played an important role in Six Point Movement in 1966. He resigned from National Assembly in 1969. Again he elected member of National Assembly from Rajshahi.

In the unstable political situation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman formed a high command with five members where he was an important leader. He was the minister of relief and rehabilitation in the Mujibnagar Government, formed following the arrest of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 25, 1071. The leader was an executive member of BAKSAL.

Assassination:

After the assassination of Bengali father of nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on August 15, 1975, Qamaruzzaman was placed immediately under house arrest.  On August 23, 1975, Qamaruzzaman was arrested with other Sheikh Mujibur’s loyalists – Tajuddin Ahmad, Syed Nazrul Islam and Muhammad Mansur Ali by the new president Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad and imprisoned in the Dhaka Central Jail. On November 3, 1975, he was assassinated brutally under controversial circumstances by a group of an army officer.  Every year, the day is commemorated as infamous Jail Killing Day across the country.

Personal Life:

AHM Qamaruzzaman married Jahanara Begum in 1951. The couple has six children. His son AHM Khairuzzaman Liton was a former mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation. Son Ehsanuzzaman Sapan is working in a multinational company. His four daughter- Ferdous Mamtaz Poli, Dilara Jumma Riya, Roushon Akter Rumi and Kobita Sultana Chumki.

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