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AKM Nazir Ahmed

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Name  AKM Ahmed

Role  Scholar
AKM Nazir Ahmed
Died  January 7, 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh

A. K. M. Nazir Ahmad (c. 1939 – January 7, 2014) was an Islamist politician in Pakistan, and later Bangladesh. At the time of his death, he was Nayeb-e-Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami.


Early life and education

Ahmad was born in the village of Boalia, located in Borua Upazila of the district of Comilla in Bangladesh in 1939. After completing his primary and secondary education, he obtained Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English from Dhaka University in 1962. A year later in 1963, he obtained an M.A. from the same university.


He was actively involved in student politics since 1960 and was the Central President of East Pakistan Islami Chhatra Sangha. After finishing his studies, he joined Jamaat-e-Islami in 1965. Within a short time, he was appointed the Ameer of Comilla division in 1967. Throughout his political tenure he served as member of Majlis-e-Shura, Central Working Committee and Executive Committee.

In 2009, he was appointed Nayeb-e-Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, a post he held till his demise.


On December 11, 2011, Ahmad, along with 6 other leaders of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, was sent to jail in connection with two cases filed for damaging vehicles, assaulting police and obstructing them from discharging their duties on September 19, 2011, at Bijoynagar in the capital city.


Ahmed died in Ibn Sina hospital in Dhaka on the night of January 7, 2014, following a severe heart attack and hospitalization under life support for more than 10 days. Relatives said that his deteriorating health had been a result of a heart attack following news that his son had been arrested by police. He was 74 years old. Condolence messages were issued by Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Acting Ameer Maqbul Ahmed and Acting Sec-Gen Shafiqur Rahman, Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Omari among others.


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