Brave freedom fighter, former MP Nur-e-Alam Siddiqui is no more
Dhaka, March 29: One of the organizers of independence, student leader and former Member of Parliament Nur-e-Alam Siddiqui passed away (Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji'un). He was 83.
He died in the early hours of Wednesday (March 29) while undergoing treatment at the United Hospital in the capital. Nur-e-Alam Siddiqui was referred to as 'one of the four caliphs' of the Liberation War.
Nur-e-Alam Siddiqui's body will be taken to his village home in Jhenaidah. His funeral will be held at Azad Mosque in Gulshan. He will be buried after providing a 'guard of honour'.
A student leader of the seventies, Nur-e-Alam Siddiqui served as the president of the Chhatra League during the period 1970-1972. He had an important role in the liberation war. Apart from this, Nur-e-Alam Siddiqui played an active role in all the political activities of that time including participation in the 6 point movement, language movement. He was elected Member of Parliament from Jessore-2 Constituency as Awami League candidate in 1973 first National Parliament Election.
Nur-e-Alam Siddiqui's son and Member of Parliament for Jhenaidah-2 Constituency Tahjib Alam Siddiqui, said that Nur-e-Alam Siddiqui died while undergoing treatment at the United Hospital in Dhaka at around 4 am today. At the time of his death, he left behind a wife, two sons, a daughter and numerous well-wishers. Nur-e-Alam Siddiqui was born on May 26, 1940, in Jhenaidah.
Member of Parliament Tahjeeb Alam Siddiqui said that his father's body will be taken to his village home in Jhenaidah today. After janaza there, he will be buried next to the mosque near Nabi Textiles and Doreen Garments founded by him in Gazipur. It was his last wish.