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Language movement veteran MA Rokib passes away

He was laid to eternal rest in the central graveyard of Naogaon

Update : 26 Jun 2020, 07:22 PM

Language movement veteran and prominent political personality MA Rokib has passed away.

He breathed his last early Friday at his home in Naogaon due to old age complications. He was 98 years old.

He was given a guard of honor by the local government at Naojoan field in Naogaon at noon. Later, he was laid to eternal rest in the central graveyard of the district.

He is survived by his three sons and two daughters.

Various political and socio-cultural organizations, including district Awami League, BNP, CPB, and Ekushey Parishad Naogaon, have expressed deep condolences on his death.

MA Rokib was born in 1929 in Faridpur. His father Taher Uddin was a magistrate.

He actively participated in the 1952 language movement.

During the liberation war he was one of the organizers of guerrilla forces of the NAP CPB Students Union. 

MA Rokib was the first elected chairman of Naogaon municipality in independent Bangladesh.

In his personal life, he was very close to Maulana Bhashani, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Professor Mozaffar Ahmed, and many others.

MA Rokib was also a secret member of the Communist Party, vice-president of National Awami Party Central Committee, and founder of numerous social and cultural welfare organizations, including the Naogaon Blood Bank Diabetic Association.

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