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                        HAMIDUL HAQ

 is an Arabic word which means Preserver of Rights. If it is so , in fact as it is, Hamidul Huq was a man worthy of his name.

he was also born in the month of January in 1901 in a respectable Muslim family of Ramnagar in Feni. He was the youngest son of his father and so favorite to his parents. But alas! he lost his father in 1908 at the age of 7, only to be cared and reared by his accomplished mother.

He was a Zaminder, a lawyer, a writer, a journalist, a diplomat, a politician—all mingled in one in him to make him worthy of his name. As a Zaminder, he ap­preciated the steps taken to pre­serve the rights of the subjects, as a lawyer he always fought against the wrong-doers to establish rights and truth, as a writer and journalist, he advo­cated the cause of rightful claim of the people; as a politician, he was always with the preserver of rights of the people; and as a diplomat in foreign land he was always vocal to establish rightful claim and correct stand for his country.

Mr. Huq Chowdhury got mar­ried in 1933. He had .two sons and seven daughters during 42 years of their conjugal life.

Mr Hamidul huq Choudhury had his early education in Dhaka Collegiate School and then at Feni High school from where he passed matriculation examination with distinction 1915.

After passing the matriculation examination , he enrolled himself in presidency collage calcutta in 1. Sc. Class . He was good in Mathematics, Physics but very week in Bengali as he said in his book "Memoirs", However, a pandit was engaged to teach Bengali and a Hafiz to give him theological education. He was successful because of his inherent talent and merit. He had break in continuation of his education for quite a some time, because of his family problem. However, he got his graduation in science and prose­cuted higher education in law to be a lawyer .

During his career as a lawyer, he come in contact with many towering personalities of that time like C.R. Dutta, A.K. Fazlul Huq , S.N Baneijee and Hussain Shahid Suhrawardy. He had occasion to work as a junior to A.K. Fazlul Huq for sometimes to grown himself as a lawyer . He had the qualities of leadership in him. Being tall and handsome and having influencing courage to speak the truth against heavy odds, he was a man never to be deterred by fear and favor.

He had first experience as journalist in 1937. He was then gradually drawn in politics. He worked hard for economic devel­opment of the province of the-then East Pakistan. To this ef­fect, was drawn. His book-let en­titled "The Industrialization of Bengal” bears testimony to the fact.

He had firm will and useful sense of judgment. He was very officious in nature , aristocratic in attitude and sophisticated in faith . He was uncompromising in his belief , for which he had live a banished life for some years in Pakistan .

Before we conclude we can follow the golden rules of human behavior by saying "Be gen­erous with praise and cautions with criticism. Mr Hamidul Huq Chowdhury had in him all the qualities of greatness of real goodness with all his faults and follies. So we conclude with the words of the great English Poet Sir William Shakespeare "Brutus thon art great, but who so great that can not be seduced?"

 Name : DILRUBA KHANUM

Born : 24 th April , 1923

Place of Birth : Rangoon , Burma .

Family History : Older Sister of Engineer Manzoor Hossain Khan and Daughter of Late Sakhwat Hossain Khan and Fifth descendant of Shahilum Khan – Shah – I – Nawara ( Naval Commander ) of  Jaigir Bandar at one time the naval battle inland river port of Manikgonj . This was the Mughal Unit Employed against the Barabhuiyas of east Bengal .

Education : B.A. (Hons.) & M.A. Finalist : 1946 : Calcutta University : English

Duties & Responsibilities : Lady Presidency Magistrate : Juvenile Court , Entally , Calcutta

Hobbies :  Reading English Literature , Stamp Collection Northern Indian Classical Music – Singing , 6 Gold Medals .

Family : Husband :  A.H.M. ABDUL QUADER , M.Sc , B.T , B.C.S

                 Founder Principal : Central Law College , Bijaynagar , Dhaka .

Children :  Son : Shamimul Hassan Bakhtiar Quader – Died -1995 : Dhaka .

Grand Childrens : Ruma , S. Hameem , Sushom

 

Died : 1946 . Calcutta .

 Name : mohammad Ihsan Khan Date of Birth : A.D. 1900 . Vill – Dhubaria , P.S – Nagarpur , Dist : Tangail , Bangladesh . Family History : Son of M. Israil Khan , Traces descent from Khan Asalat Khan Bahadur , Sipah Salar (General) of Mughal Emperor Jahangir and Brother of Empress Nur Jahan , Wife of Emperor Jahengir . Education : B.A Hons – Rangoon University – 1920. Barrister at Law – Lincolns Inn -1923. Profession : Practicing Lawyer of Repute all over Burma – Rangoon Bar. Extra Curricular Activities : President : Burma Athletic Federation . Hobbies : Whilst studying at Lincoln’s Inn earned the prestigious all Great Britain Black belt Award for JUDO. Family : Wife :- Lilian Williams – House Wife – Died 1980 in London. Children : Wilhemina Khan – Died 1926. William Israil Khan – Retired Accountant , Born -1926..Living In London . Anne Zubaida Khan – Retired Secretary , Born – 1945.. Living in London Died : 1981 in Chittagong.

NAME: SAKHAWAT HOSSAIN KHAN DATE OF BIRTH: 1894 PLACE OF BIRTH: “RAJBARI”, MANIKGONJ, DIST.: DHAKA, BENGAL, INDIA. FAMILY HIS TORY : SAKHWAT HOSSAIN KHAN WAS THE GRANDSON’S GRANDSON OF SHAHILUM KHAN , SHAH –I- NAWARA ( NAVAL COMMANDER ) OF THE MUGHAL INLAND NAVY STATIONED AT JAIGIR BAZAR , NEAR MANIKGONJ ON THE BANK OF THE MIGHTY RIVER DHALESHWARI . THE “RAJBARI” NOW NO LONGER EXTENT HAVING BEEN DEVOVRED BY THE DHALESHWARI WAS THE PALACTICAL RESIDENCE OF SHAHILUM KHAN. SHAHILUM KHAN’S JOB WAS TO COUNTER ATTACK FROM THE BARA BHUIYAN’S OF EAST BENGAL. EDUCATION : B.A. ( CALCUTTA ) -1920 , B.A. ( DHAKA ) -1921 , B.L. ( CAL ) – 1921 . PROFESSION: 1. ASST. HEAD MASTER, MUSLIM GOVT. HIGH SCHOOL, ARMANITOLA, DHAKA, BENGAL – 1921 TO 1922. 2. HEAD MASTER, PROME GOVT. HIGH SCHOOL, BURMA – 1922-1923. 3. ADVOCATE, RANGOON HIGH COURT, BURMA – 1923 TO 1941. 4. ADVOCATE , MANIKGANJ JUDGE COURT , DHAKA DISTRICT – 1941 TO 1943 5. RATIONING OFFICER, CIVIL SUPPLIES DEPT. GOVT. OF BENGAL, CALCUTTA -1943-1947. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. WAS ESSENTIALLY A PROFESSIONAL LAWYER MOST OF HIS LIFE. 2. WAS VERY ACTIVE IN RANGGON CORPORATION POLITICS. COUNSILLOR FOR A LONG TIME, MAYOR IN 1935. HOBBIES: 1. NORTHERN INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC – SINGING 2. HIS STUDENT DAYS WAS CONSIDERED A DRAMATICAL TALENT 3. LATER IN LIFE ABANDONED MUSIC ALTOGETHER. PERFORMED HAJJ IN 1938-1939 ALONG WITH HIS WIFE. BECOME EXTREMELLY INTERESTED IN TASWWAUF. ACCEPTED DISCIPLESHIP OF AOLAD –I-RASSOL, SYED ABDUL KARIM OF AL MADINATUL MUNAWWARA IN THE QUADERIA TARQUA AND ACHIVED QUITE HIGH STATUS IN THIS ORDER. 4. WAS AN ORATOR OF A HIGH ORDER? COULD DELIVER SPEECHES IN BANGLA, ENGLISH AND URDU. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: DIED: 30 JULY, 1947. CALCUTTA. FAMILY: WIFE: ROUSHAN AKHTAR KHANUM – DIED: 20 SEPT. 1973. CHILDREN: 1. DILRUBA KHANUM : JUSTICE OF PEACE : DIED -03.09.1946 2. ANWAR HOSSAIN KHAN : ACCOUNTANT : DIED – 08.10.01988 3. MANZOOR HOSSAIN KHAN: MECHANICAL ENGINEER: DHAKA. 4. REZA HOSSAIN KHAN : TAX ADVISER : LONDON 5. NARGIS KHANUM: DIED -1935: RANGOON, BURMA. 6. BILQUIS KHANUM : DIED : 1941: TANGAIL , BANGLADESH 7. IFTEKHAR AHMED KHAN: ELECTRONIC DESIGN ENGINEER: DIED: 17 JUNE 2003, LONDON. 8. DILSHAD KHANUM: HOUSE WIFE: DHAKA.
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