Tajuddin’s birth anniversary today
News Desk || risingbd.com
The 97th anniversary of birth of the country’s founding Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmad is being observed today (Friday).
Tajuddin Ahmad was born at Kapasia in Gazipur on July 23, 1925.
With three other top Awami League leaders, Tajuddin Ahmed was assassinated inside Dhaka Central Jail on November 3, 1975.
Tajuddin led the provisional government during the Liberation War in 1971.
He is regarded as one of the most influential and instrumental figures in the birth of Bangladesh.
A close confidante of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Tajuddin was the general secretary of the Awami League in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
He coordinated Awami League’s election campaign in 1970, in which Awami League gained a historic parliamentary majority to form government.
After the Liberation War, Tajuddin returned to Dhaka on December 22, 1971.
In the subsequent cabinet, Tajuddin was given charge of the ministries of finance and planning. He was also appointed member of the committee in-charge of drafting the constitution of Bangladesh.
Tajuddin is survived by his daughters Sharmin Ahmad, Simeen Hussain Rimi, Mahjabin Ahmad and son Tanjim Ahmad Sohel Taj.