Sheikh Razzak Ali

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Sheikh Razzak Ali

Sheikh Razzak Ali (Bengali শেখ রাজ্জাক আলী) is a Bangladeshi politician. He was born in 1928 in a Muslim family of Hitampur village of Paikgacha, Khulna district, Bangladesh.


Sheikh Razzak Ali obtained Masters Degree in Economics from Dhaka University in 1952 and later obtained M.A. Degree in Bengali literature from the same University. He passed the LLB from Dhaka University in 1954.


Mr. Ali started practice in the District Judge Court of Khulna in 1958 and became a member of Dhaka High Court Bar in 1963. He was an elected member of the Bangladesh Bar Council in 1973. He had been serving as the President of Khulna Bar in 1964 and as its General Secretary in 1972, he served as the President of Jessore District Bar in several term. Sheikh Razzak Ali actively participated in the Language Movement of 1952, mass-upsurge of 1969, the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971 and movement against autocracy during 1982-1990. He was imprisoned in 1975.

Mr. Razzak Ali joined the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in 1978 and in 1979 for the first time he was elected Member of the Jatiyo Sangshad from Khulna-5 constituency. Again Mr. Razzak Ali was elected in the Fifth Parliament from Khulna-2 constituency. He was appointed State Minister for the law and Justice on 20 March 1991. Later he was elected Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad n 5 April 1991 and was unanimously elected the Speaker on 12 October 1991. He served as the ounder President of Khulna District BNP from 1979 to 1991 and was the Member of the BNP Standing Committee till 1982. Mr. Razzak Ali was elected first Vice Chairman of BNP in 1992. After becoming Speaker willingly relinquished the post of Vice Chairman. In 1996 he was again elected Member of Parliament from Khulna-2 constituency and was also elected the Speaker of the 6th Parliament. He was elected member of Parliament for the fourth time in the 7th Parliament in 1996 as a BNP candidate from Khulna-2 constituency.[1]

Mr. Razzak Ali has maintained an image of honesty throughout his political career and being true to his sincere nature he could no longer be associated with the corrupt image of the ruling four party alliance government of 2001. He resigned in protest and joined in the formation of Liberal Democratic Party (Bangladesh) as a Senior Presidium Member. Later, he was elected as the Executive President of LDP.

In June 1992 he attended the first conference of the Speakers of the SAARC Countries held in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo and was elected the President of Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians. He presided over the IPU conference held in Sweden's capital Stockholm in September 1992 as the Vice President.

Sheikh Razzak Ali was the founding Principal of Khulna Law College. He also established Sundorban College of Khulna. He was the founder of Majid Memorial City College, Saburonessa Women College, Mohila Alia Madrasha and Paikgacha Degree College of Khulan. He is the founder President of Shiromoni Eye Hospital of Khulna.