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28 January, 2021 06:18:10 PM
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Life sketch of CCC mayor Rezaul Karim Chowdhury

BSS, Chattogram
Life sketch of CCC mayor Rezaul Karim Chowdhury
Rezaul Karim Chowdhury. Photo: BSS

Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, the newly elected mayor of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC), was born on 31 May, 1953 at East Sholashahar under Chandgaon police station.

Rezaul Karim Chowdhury’s father Harun-ur-Rashid Chowdhury was a government official and his grandfather Saleh Ahmed was a renowned lawyer.

Rezaul Karim Chowdhury’s education began at East Sholashahar Primary School under Chandgaon police station. He passed SSC from Muslim High School and HSC from Chittagong College.

He then obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Chittagong University and later got enrolled for law study. But after the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, he could not take the final test as he participated in resistance movement against military rule.

In personal life, he and his wife Selina Akhter are blessed with two daughters and a son.

He was the editor of monthly Ayut Kantha (1972), after the assassination of Bangabandhu in 1978, ignoring the military rule and he published magazine ‘Suryapath’.

He is also the editor of the fortnightly magazine ‘Barud’. He also published many books including ‘Jamaat-Shibir Hingratta and Religious Politics’ (1993), ‘Black Money-Based Sick Politics Must Be Free’ (2014), ‘Chhatra League Chittagong in the Sixties’ (2017) and ‘Homeland Politics and Home Enemy-Horror’ (2019). Reazaul Karim Chowdhury joined East Pakistan Chhatra League in 1967. He was the organizing secretary of the then Chittagong College Chhatra League in 1969-70.

He served as Acting General Secretary of the BCL in 1970-71. He also joined the great Liberation War in 1971.

He was the president of Chittagong College Chhatra League from 1972 to ’76. He was the general secretary of Chattogram north district unit Chhatra League from 1976 to 1978. Later he became the convener of Uttar Zila Chhatra League in 1978-79. From 1997 to 2006 he was the information and research secretary of Chittagong City unit Awami League.

He was the organising secretary of City Awami League from 2006 to 2014. He has been serving as the joint general secretary of city Awami League since 2014.

As part of his social responsibility, he established Shamsun Nahar Polytechnic Institute and Shamsun Nahar Technical Training Institute in Chattogram.

He is also the President of Chandgaon NMC High School, East Sholashahar Washia Ahmadiyya Madrasa Managing committee and Badrashahi Jame Mosque Steering Committee.

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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