|Religion Islam||Name Amjad MNA|
|Born 21 July 1924
Kustia, (now Bangladesh) (1924-07-21) |
Other political affiliations All-India Muslim League (Before 1949)
Died April 6, 1971, Pabna, Bangladesh
Alma mater Presidency University, Kolkata
Political party Bangladesh Awami League (1949–1975)
Amjad Hossain (Bengali: আমজাদ হোসেন) (1924–1971) was a Bangladeshi statesman and Freedom Fighter. Amjad Hossain is regarded as one of the influential and political figures in Pabna during Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971, due to his leadership and organizing capability, he united the various political and civil forces of Bangladeshi nationalism in 1971.
- Early life
- Political career
- Bangladesh Liberation War
- Post independence memorial
Amjad Hossain was born in 1924 at Charsadirajpur under PS Kumarkhali District Kushtia, Later his father Sheikh Rafiq Uddin and mother Parijan Nessa permanently settled at Nurpur of Pabna town.
Amjad Hossain started his education from Madrasa. Later he admitted to Pabna Zilla School. He completed his secondary education from Rangpur Carmichael College. Later he went Maulana Azad College, Kolkata and completed his Graduation.
Amjad Hossain came in contact with Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy when he was student. Shaheed Suhrawardy inspired him to get involved in politics that was how his political career began. He was an organiser of Bengali Language Movement in 1952 and had a contribution in Language Movement.
The time when Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy became the Prime Minister of Pakistan he appointed young diligent Amjad Hossain as his Political Secretary. For his amazing persuasive capability and facing formidable challenges, commitment Amjad Hossain earned enormous faith and popularity within his party and of the people in general. He was elected as Member of National Assembly of Pakistan twice in the years of 1962 and 1970. In 1970 election he won the election against Maulana Abdus Sobhan.
Amjad Hossain was one of the pioneering Architect of Pabna district Awami league. A close confidante of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Amjad Hossain shouldered the charges of president of greater Pabna district Awami League in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He coordinated the Awami League’s election campaign for the Pakistani general election, 1970 in Pabna, in which the League gained a historic parliamentary majority to form government to the elected National Assembly.
Bangladesh Liberation War
Amjad Hossain was an organiser of Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. After the Pakistan Army launched Operation Searchlight in East Pakistan in March 1971 he with other leaders started organizing people. Amjad Hossain in compliance with directives of Bangabandhu in his epic speech on 7 March 1971 framed strategies to fight against the barbarians. He sent a special envoy to the Government of west Bengal Seeking for military logistics as no way for peaceful resolution was left.
People's leader Amjad Hossain died on 6 April 1971.
Amjad Hossain High School in Pabna is named after him