Name: Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir
Born: 1st August, 1948
Born place: Thakurgaon, Bangladesh
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is a leading political leader of Bangladesh National Party (BNP). He engaged with politics at his early life and now he is the acting Secretary General of Bangladesh National Party.
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was born in 1st August, 1948 at Thakurgaon in Bangladesh. He comes from a political family. His father, Mirza Ruhul Amin was also a political leader who elected Member of Parliament from Thakurgaon several times.
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir completed his study from University of Dhaka. He finished his Hons and Masters degree from there at Economics.
He started his career by teaching. He joined with Dhaka College as an Economics Teacher. Then, he joined Bangladesh Governments Directorate of Inspection and audit as an Auditor. He also worked as a secretary of Deputy Prime Minister S. A. Bari in the administration of President Ziaur Rahman in 1982.
Then, he went to his home area Thakurgaon and taught Economics in Thakurgaon Government College until 1986.
His professional career in a view:
- Economics Teacher at Dhaka College
- Auditor at Bangladesh Governments Directorate of Inspection and audit
- Secretary of Deputy Prime Minister
- Economics Teacher at Thakurgaon Government College
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir joined with politics from his student life. He was an active member of student politics at Dhaka University. He was related with East Pakistan Student Union which is now known as Bangladesh Students Union as the Secretary General of SM Hall unit. After the 1969’s rebellion, he became the President of this organization.
Alamgir was a participant of Thakurgaon-1 constituency from BNP four times. These were:
- 5th Parliamentary Election in 1991 (Lose to Khademul Islam From Awami League)
- 7th Parliamentary Election in 1996 (Lose to Khademul Islam From Awami League)
- 8th Parliamentary Election in 2001 (Win by beaten Ramesh Chandra Sen from Awami League)
- 9th Parliamentary Election in 2008 (Lose to Ramesh Chandra Sen From Awami League)
He lost every time but 2001 election. After winning in 2001’s election, he became a Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture. After a reshuffle of Prime Ministers, he shifted to Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism as a Minister of State.
In the 5th National Council of BNP, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir named as the Senior Joint Secretary General which sit was just left by Tareque Rahman. After the death of Khandaker Delowar Hossain, Alamgir was selected as acting Secretary General of BNP. Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is an honorable spokesperson of BNP.
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s wife Rahat Ara Begum works in an insurance company. They have two daughters named Mirza Shamaruh and Mirza Safaruh. Both are graduated from University of Dhaka.