Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yusuf

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Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yusuf
Ministry of Food and Disaster Management
In office
10 October 2001 – 28 October 2006[1]
Member of Parliament
In office
20 March 1991 – 30 March 1996[2]
Preceded by Kamran Hossain Chowdhury[3]
Succeeded by Himself
In office
23 June 1996 – 15 July 2001
Preceded by Himself[4]
Succeeded by Himself[5]
In office
1 October 2001 – 29 October 2006
Preceded by Himself[6]
Succeeded by Muhammad Abdur Rahman[7]

Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yusuf is a Bangladeshi politician and former government minister. He is a leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party.[8]


Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yusuf was born into Bengali Zamindar family from Faridpur district. Kamal Yusuf's grandfather was the zamindar Chowdhury Moyezuddin Biwshash. His father, Yusuf Ali Chowdhury (Mohan Mia), was an eminent Muslim League leader during British rule and in Pakistan. His uncle Chowdhury Abdallah Zaheeruddin (Lal Mia) had been a cabinet minister in the government of President Ayub Khan while another uncle, Enayet Hossain Chowdhury, became a Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan.

Political life[edit]

Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yusuf joined the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led by President Ziaur Rahman after the party's formation in 1979. He was elected to parliament in the 1979 election. In 1981 he was induced as a minister in the government of President Justice Abdus Sattar. In 1991 he was elected again and was made a Minister for Health in the cabinet of Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia. He won the general elections in 1996 even though the BNP lost power to the Awami League. He also won the 2001 elections after which he was made Minister for Food and Disaster Management.[9][10] He lost his seat in the 2008 general elections. He is the vice-Chairman of BNP.[11][12]

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