Syeda Zohra Tajuddin

Syeda Zohra Tajuddin
সৈয়দা জোহরা তাজউদ্দীন
Leader of the Awami League (Convenor)
In office
4 April 1977 – 16 February 1978
Preceded by Abul Hasnat Muhammad Qamaruzzaman
Succeeded by Abdul Malek Ukil
Personal details
Born (1932-12-24)24 December 1932
Died 20 December 2013(2013-12-20) (aged 80)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Political party Awami League
Spouse(s)
( m. 1959; died 1975)
Relatives Simeen Hussain Rimi (daughter)
Tanjim Ahmad Sohel Taj (son)
Alma mater University of Dhaka

Syeda Zohra Tajuddin (24 December 1932 – 20 December 2013)[1] was a Bangladesh Awami League politician. She was a leader of the party and served as its president from 1980 to 1981. She was the wife of the first prime minister Tajuddin Ahmad.[1][2]

Biography

Tajuddin was born on 24 December 1932.[3] She studied social science at the University of Dhaka. She married Tajuddin Ahmad in 1959. She kept the Awami league together after the 1975 coup that led to the assassination of the president of Bangladesh and Awami League Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and her husband Tajuddin Ahmad and other high ranking Awami League politicians.[4][5] She reorganized Awami League after being elected its convener in 1977.[3] She remained a presidium member of the party until her death on 20 December 2013.[6]

Personal life

Tajuddin had four children. Three daughters, Sharmin Ahmad Reepi, Simeen Hussain Rimi and Mahjabin Ahmad Mimi, and a son, Tanjim Ahmad Sohel Taj.[4] She was buried at the Banani Graveyard.

References

  1. ^ a b "Zohra Tajuddin passes away". The Daily Star. 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  2. ^ "The Path towards Sunrise". The Daily Star. 2015-03-19. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  3. ^ a b "Zohra Tajuddin's anniversary of death today". The Daily Star. 2014-12-19. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  4. ^ a b "Veteran AL leader Zohra Tajuddin dies". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  5. ^ "Portrait of a Patriot". The Daily Star. 2015-07-22. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  6. ^ "Zohra Tajuddin laid to rest". The Daily Star. 2013-12-22. Retrieved 2016-09-11.

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