Sadeque Hossain Khoka

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Sadeque Hossain Khoka
Mayor of Dhaka City Corporation
In office
25 April, 2002 – 29 November, 2011
Personal details
Born (1952-05-12) 12 May 1952 (age 62)
Citizenship Bangladeshi
Political party Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Education Master of Arts (Psychology)
Alma mater University of Dhaka

Sadeque Hossain Khoka (born May 12, 1952) is a Bangladeshi politician.[1] He served as the 2nd mayor of Dhaka City Corporation during 2002 to 2011. He was the vice chairman of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party.

Early life and career[edit]

Khoka was born in a Muslim family. His father was an engineer and a social worker. Khoka attended Dhaka University and completed M.A. in Psychology. In 1971 at the age of 19 he fought in the Bangladesh Liberation War. After independence, he worked in organizing soccer, ultimately rising to the positions of General Secretary of the Dhaka Metropolitan Football Association and Joint General Secretary of the Bangladesh Football Federation. Khoka is the key person of the football club Brothers Union.

Khoka was first elected to the Jatiyo Sangshad (national legislature) in 1991. In the same year he was made State Minister of Youth and Sports. Khoka also has won from his constituency in elections in 1996 and 2001. After Bangladesh Nationalist Party's victory in 2001, Khoka was made Cabinet Minister of Fisheries and Livestock. Being in the office, he fought the Dhaka City Corporation election for mayorship and won. He took office as the Mayor of Dhaka on April 25, 2002. He served as both Minister and Mayor till 2004 when he resigned from the ministry.

Khoka resigned from the mayoral duties of Dhaka on November 29, 2011, when the government passed a bill in parliament to split DCC (Dhaka City Corporation) into two parts and renamed them DCC North and DCC South.

Family[edit]

Khoka is married to Ismat Ara and has two sons and a daughter. His son Ishfaque Hossain is now a Bachelor level student from University of Hertfordshire. His daughter Sarika Sadeque is married to Ahmed Iftekhar, Son of Ahmad Nazir, Ex Parliament Member. Both of them pursued MBA degree from University of Durham.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Khoka on Munshigonj.com". munshigonj.com. 
Preceded by
Mohammad Hanif
Mayor of Dhaka City Corporation
2002–2011
Succeeded by
Office abolished