Former MP Khan Tipu Sultan buried at Dumuria

Our Correspondent . Jessore | Published: 00:35, Aug 21,2017 | Updated: 00:48, Aug 21,2017

 
 

Former MP for Jessore 5 Khan Tipu Sultan, also former president of the district Awami League, was buried in his village home at Dumuria in Khulna on Sunday night.
Tipu Sultan, also a lawyer and freedom fighter, passed away at Central Hospital in Dhaka at about 9:30pm on Saturday, said his son Sadab Humayun Sultan. He was 68.
Tipu Sultan was taken to Jessore General Hospital as he felt sick at his Jessore town home on August 15 and soon afterwards shifted to Central Hospital in Dhaka for better treatment.
The family said he was suffering from meningitis.
He is survived by his wife and two sons.
His first Namaz-e-Janaza was held at South Plaza of the Parliament on Sunday.
After janaza, a guard of honour was given to the late AL leader, said an official handout.
Later, law minister Anisul Huq on behalf of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, Sergeant-at-Arms on behalf of speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Monirul Islam, MP, on behalf of deputy speaker Fazley Rabbi, AL joint general secretary Abdur Rahman, MP, on behalf of Awami League, Mohammad Noman, MP, on behalf of Jatiya Party and lawmakers, political parties placed wreaths on the coffin of Tipu Sultan.
Khan Tipu Sultan was elected MP thrice from Jessore-5 constituency on Awami League ticket in 1991, 1996 and 2008.
His namaj-e-janaja was also held on the High Court premises, then Jessore Eidgah, Monirampur and Dumuria in Khulna.
Tipu Sultan was born at the residence of his maternal uncle at Dhamalia under Dumuria upazila in Khulna on 13 December 1950.
He entered politics when was a student of Class X at Sanmilani Institution in Jessore in 1966. Then he was selected Jessore district unit general secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League.
He was reelected general secretary of the student organisation again in 1968 through a council. He was elected district unit president of the student organisation in 1969.
Tipu took part in the war of liberation as a freedom fighter in 1971. He became presidium member of the youth wing of Awami League in 1976.
President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury expresses their deep condolences at his death.
Jessore JSD president Abdus Salam, vice-president Fakir Shaukat and general secretary Syed Biplab Azad expressed their deep shock at a condolence meeting held at Jessore Press Club on Sunday.

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