Sunday, 23 January, 2022

Ex-BNP leader Yusuf’s death anniv today

Ex-BNP leader Yusuf’s death anniv today

Today is the 1st death anniversary of former vice-chairman of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yusuf.

On the occasion, Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yusuf Smriti Parishad will organise a special discussion at National Press Club in the city.

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir will be present as the chief guest at the event

Besides, a milad mahfil will be held at Moyez Mangil in Faridpur and a special munajat will be offered at his grave there, said a press release.

Yusuf joined BNP led by President Ziaur Rahman after the party's formation in 1979. He was elected to parliament in the 1979 election.

In 1981 he was inducted as a minister in the government of President Justice Abdus Sattar.

He was elected again and was made a Minister for Health in the cabinet of Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia in 1991.

He won the general elections in 1996 even though the BNP lost power to the Awami League. He also won the 2001 elections after which he was made Minister for Food and Disaster Management.

Yusuf lost his seat in the 2008 general elections.

He was born into a Bengali Zamindar family in Faridpur district.