Former Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) foundation president and Member of Parliament Nur-e-Alam Siddiqui passed away at a hospital in the capital early Wednesday. (Inna lillahi wa innailahi rajiun). He was 82.
He breathed his last around 4:37am while undergoing treatment at the hospital, said poet Aniket Rajesh, press secretary of Nur-e-Alam Siddiqui.
The body of veteran politician was taken to his village home Jhenidah by helicopter this morning where his first namaz-e-janaza will be held. He was a former lawmaker of Jhenidah-2.
After that, his body will be brought back to Dhaka and will be taken to Gulshan Azad mosque where his second janaza will be held. There, he will be given guard of hounour.
Nur-e-Alam Siddiqui, one of the key organisers of the Liberation War in 1971, will be buried next to his own mosque in Savar.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Nur-e-Alam Siddique.
In a condolence message, the Prime Minister reminiscing on the works of Nur-e-Alam Siddique, said that he played an important role in the anti-Ayub movement, the six-point movement and the 1970 elections, remaining steadfast to the ideals of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
She said that Nur-e-Alam Siddique, former Member of Parliament from Jhenidah-2 constituency, had served as one of the organisers of the War of Liberation.
The Premier prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and expressed deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
Dhaka-based Jhenidah Journalist Forum has expressed deep shock and condolence over the death of Nur-e-Alam Siddiqui. The forum’s president senior journalist Quazi Abdul Hannan and general secretary Mehedi Hasan Polash prayed for the eternal salvation of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved members of his family.
Nur-e-Alam Siddiqui played an active role in all the political activities of the time, including participation in the six-point movement and Language Movement. He was elected MP from Jashore-2 constituency as a candidate of Bangladesh Awami League in the first parliamentary election of 1973.
He contested from Jhenidah-2 constituency as a candidate of Bangladesh Awami League in the 7th and 8th parliamentary elections of 1996 and 2001.
Nur-e- Alam Siddique was born on 26 May, 1940, in Jhenidah district.