Dr Nawab Ali's anniversary of death today
Today is the 40th death anniversary of Dr Nawab Ali, a renowned physician and a pioneer of medical care in the country.
A reputed physician of then British India, Dr Nawab was born in a respectable Muslim family in Matlab (north) of Chandpur.
Before the 1947 partition, he was a medicine professor at Lake Medical College, India. He also served as the principal of Dhaka Medical College and dean of the faculty of medicine at Dhaka University and president of the then All Pakistan Medical Association.
He was elected a member of the provincial assembly of then East Pakistan in 1962.
Jatiya Sangsad passed an obituary reference on him in 2003 and the postal department issued a first-day cover and stamp in his honour in 2006. Dr Nawab Ali Memorial Welfare Trust will hold several programmes.