Death anniversary of MA Wadud | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 28, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 28, 2010

Death anniversary of MA Wadud

Today is the 27th death anniversary of language movement hero MA Wadud, father of Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni and noted surgeon Jawadur Rahim Wadud.
Wadud was a close associate of Bangabandhu and Hossain Shahid Suhrawardy and played key roles in different democratic movements since 1947 till last day of his life, said a press release.
He was the founder member of Gonotrantik Jubo League in 1948, East Pakistan Muslim League in 1948, East Pakistan Awami Muslim League in 1949, Weekly Ittefaq in 1949, the Daily Ittefaq in 1953 and Kendrio Kachi Kachar Mela in 1956.
He was the general secretary of provincial Chhatra League during 1953-54.
He served imprisonment for involvement in language movement in 1948 and 1952 and for refusing the charge of ministry of military government in 1978.
He had to go into hiding in 1949 to avoid torture of the then government for leading the movement of fourth-class employees.

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