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Chowdhury Kazemuddin Ahmed Siddiky

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Nationality  British Indian
Occupation  Zamindar

Name  Chowdhury Ahmed
Died  1937

Chowdhury Kazemuddin Ahmed Siddiky, (1876–1937) was a Bengali aristocrat and politician during the British Raj. A Khan Bahadur, he was one of founders of the University of Dacca. He was President of the Eastern Bengal and Assam Muslim League between 1908 and 1912. He was also a member of the governing council of Jagannath College.

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Siddiky was fluent in Bengali, English, Arabic, Persian and Hindustani.

Social work

Siddiky was an influential social worker in East Bengal, supporting the development of roads, hospitals, dispensaries, water supply, irrigation and orphanages.

Family

Siddiky was born in 1876 into the landlord family of Baliadi hamlet in Gazipur, central Bengal. He was a descendant of Qutubuddin Koka, one of the early Mughal Viceroys of Bengal. His brother Justice Badruddin Ahmed Siddiky was the Chief Justice of the High Court of Dacca and Bangladesh's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. His son Chowdhury Tanbir Ahmed Siddiky was a leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and a former cabinet minister in Bangladesh. Another son Chowdhury Dabir Ahmed Siddiky was President of the Dhaka Club.

References

Chowdhury Kazemuddin Ahmed Siddiky Wikipedia


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