Serajul Alam Khan

Serajul Alam Khan (also known as "Dada" and "Dadabhai"; born January 6, 1941) is a Bangladeshi political analyst, philosopher and writer. He is one of the founders of Swadhin Bangla Biplobi Parishad (English: Independent Bengal Revolutionary Council), a secret organisation of Chhatra League, which played a significant role in the Bangladesh Liberation War.[1] He along with Tofael Ahmed, Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni and Abdur Razzaq formed and commanded Mujib Bahini (aka BLF).[2]

Serajul Alam Khan
সিরাজুল আলম খান
সিরাজুল আলম খান .jpg
General Secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League
In office
1965–1967
Succeeded byAbdur Razzaq
Personal details
Born(1941-01-06)6 January 1941
Begumganj, Noakhali
NationalityBritish Indian (1941–1947)
Pakistani (1947–1971)
Bangladeshi (1971–present)
Political partyAwami League (1961–1972)
JASAD (1972-1996)
Other political
affiliations
Swadhin Bangla Biplobi Parishad (1961-?)
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
WebsiteSerajulAlamKhan.com
NicknameDadabhai
Military service
AllegianceBangladesh Liberation Force (BLF)
Branch/serviceInfantry
RankCommander

BiographyEdit

Alam Khan served as the general secretary of the student political organization East Pakistan Chhatra League from 1963 to 1965.[3][4]

Soon after returning to free the country from dissension within pro-liberation mainstream power base, Serajul became conspicuous between left-of-center leadership and simmering far left young radicals.[5] Khan was involved in a political struggle with Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani.[6] Alam Khan developed an ideological difference from Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani, due to the former's advocacy of scientific socialism, thus forming the Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal.[7] In 1975, Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani urged him to join BaKSAL, but he refused.[8]

Current activitiesEdit

Alam Khan now serves as a professor of political science in the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, a post he has held since 1996. In 2006, he was hospitalized in London and underwent a bypass operation.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The NUCLEUS issue : ABDUR RAZZAK in Tritiomatra". Youtube. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Mujib Bahini - Banglapedia". en.banglapedia.org. Retrieved 2022-07-26.
  3. ^ বিগত কমিটি সমূহ [Past Committees]. Bangladesh Chhatra League (in Bengali).
  4. ^ "Serajul Alam Khan improves, tests negative for COVID-19". New Age. 17 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Democracy In Bangladesh: Reality Vs. Utopia". EBangladesh. 11 January 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  6. ^ Sofa, Ahmad (16 April 2015) [Excerpt of book first published 1993]. "JSD: Sofa's sentimental evaluation". Probe. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  7. ^ Hossain, Kazi Mobarak (13 March 2016). "Hasanul Haq Inu's JaSoD splits as he names Shirin general secretary". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  8. ^ Hossain, M. Sanjeeb (3 November 2012). "Know your friends and foes". Bdnews24.com (Opinion). Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Sirajul Alam Khan hospitalised". The Daily Star. 17 August 2006. Retrieved 8 December 2015.

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