Language veteran Ali Taher no more | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 24, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:14 AM, January 24, 2021

Language veteran Ali Taher no more

Language Movement veteran Ali Taher Majumder passed away yesterday morning.

Following a guard of honour and Namaz-e Janaza at Chaygram Eidgah, he was buried at his family graveyard at Chandpur village of Cumilla.

Born on 12th February, 1917, Ali Taher Majumder took part in the movement against British rule by unrooting railway tracks at Haillar Jolla in 1942, before joining the Language Movement.

Ahsanul Kabir, a writer and researcher of Cumilla's history, said, "Ali Taher Majumder spent his life striving against British rule and Pakistani oppression till the independence of Bangladesh. His contribution in language movement was profound. At one point, he became chair of District Farmers League."

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