Nurul Huq (naval officer)

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Nurul Huq (12 January 1936 – 25 January 2021)[1] was the first chief of staff of the Bangladesh Navy. He succeeded MNR Samant, who was the first temporary chief.[2] He was a Commodore in the Pakistan Navy and post independence was promoted to Captain on being given the responsibility of the Bangladesh Navy. He was also chairman of BIWTA and subsequently shipping minister.[3] He was the naval chief from 7 April 1972 to 6 November 1973.[4]

Nurul Huq
Born(1936-01-12)January 12, 1936
Dhaka, British India
DiedJanuary 25, 2021(2021-01-25) (aged 85)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Service/branchNaval Jack of Pakistan.svg Royal Pakistan Navy / Pakistan Navy (1952–70)
 Bangladesh Navy (1971–73)
Years of service1952–1973
Commands heldChief of Naval Staff
Director of Operations of the BCG
Commander Chittagong Naval Area


  1. ^ "Bangladesh's first chief of naval staff Navy Nurul Huq dies". Prothom Alo. 26 January 2021. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  2. ^ "1971 war hero dies". The Tribune. 21 March 2019. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  3. ^ News Review on South Asia and Indian Ocean. Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses. 1 July 1982.
  4. ^ "Former Chief". Bangladesh Navy. Archived from the original on 18 July 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
Military offices
New title Chief of Naval Staff
January 1972 - 6 November 1973
Succeeded by
Rear Admiral Musharraf Hussain Khan