The 94th birth anniversary of Tajuddin Ahmed, country’s founding prime minister, will be celebrated on Tuesday.
Tajuddin led the provisional government during the Independence War in 1971. He is regarded as one of the most influential and instrumental figures in the birth of Bangladesh. He was the general secretary of the Awami League in the late 1960s and early 1970s.Different organisations, including Liberation War Museum and Tajuddin Ahmed Memorial Foundation, have chalked out special programmes to celebrate the day.
Tajuddin Ahmed was born at Kapasia in Gazipur on July 23, 1925. With three other top Awami League leaders, Tajuddin Ahmed was assassinated inside Dhaka Central Jail on November 3, 1975.
Tajuddin coordinated Awami League’s election campaign in 1970, in which the party gained a historic parliamentary majority to form government.
After the war, Tajuddin returned to Dhaka on December 22, 1971.
In the subsequent cabinet, Tajuddin was given charge of the ministries of finance and planning. He was also appointed member of the committee in charge of drafting the constitution of Bangladesh.
In 1974 Tajuddin was removed from his ministry. Tajuddin is survived by four children — three daughters- Sharmin Ahmad, Simeen Hussain Rimi, Mahjabin Ahmad and son- Tanjim Ahmad Sohel Taj.