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Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury's father-in-law Principal Abdur Rashid passes away

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  • 28th September, 2021 04:23:40 PM
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Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury's father-in-law Principal Abdur Rashid passes away

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury's father-in-law Principal Abdur Rashid has passed away. He was 86.

Principal Abdur Rashid died at a hospital in Dhaka on Monday night.

He left behind his three sons and three daughters, as well as many fans, relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.

The namaz-e-janaza of Abdur Rashid was held at 2.30pm on Tuesday at Boromath of Bochaganj upazila, Dinajpur.

He was buried at the family graveyard of Dakchai village of Bochaganj upazila in the afternoon.

Abdur Rashid was born on November 1, 1936.

The educationist passed his intermediate in 1958 with first division.

Later, he completed his graduation with Honours in English in 1962. In the same year, he was imprisoned for his participation in the education movement. 

In 1963, Abdur Rashid achieved his Masters in English Language and Literature from Rajshahi University.

He started his career as teaching in Joypurhat College in 1966. Later, he accomplished his tasks as founder principal of Ulipur College of Kurigram, principal of Naogaon College and principal of Thakugaon College till 1978.

Abdur Rashid was the founder of Bochaganj Dewgaon Bakultala College and the founder principal of Ruhia College of Thakurgaon.

In addition, he was the principal of Setabganj Degree College for four years from 1979 to 1983.

He actively took part in the great Liberation War in 1971. He served as the president of National Awami Party (NAP) in 1972.

Later, he worked as the active member of Awami League after 1990.

Principal Abdur Rashid was detained in a false case after the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with his family members on August 15,  1975. He spent in jail for two and a half years.

He joined as magistrate after qualifying special Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination in 1982. After submitting his resignation in 1985, Abdur Rashid was elected as Bochaganj upzila chairman. In 1990, he rejoined as college principal and served for 10 years.