Syeda Zohra Tajuddin

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Syeda Zohra Tajuddin
সৈয়দা জোহরা তাজউদ্দীন
Born (1932-12-24)24 December 1932
Bengal Presidency, British India
Died 20 December 2013(2013-12-20) (aged 80)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Alma mater University of Dhaka
Political party Awami League

Syeda Zohra Tajuddin (December 24, 1932 – December 20, 2013)[1] was a Bangladeshi politician. She was a prominent leader of the Awami League party and served as its president from 1980 to 1981. She was also the wife of the first prime minister Tajuddin Ahmad.[1][2]


She was born on 24 December 1932.[3] She studied Social science in Dhaka University. She married Tajuddin Ahmad in 1959. She kept the Awami league together after the 1975 coup that led the assassination of the president of Bangladesh and Awami League Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and her husband Tajuddin Ahmad and other high ranking Awami League politicians.[4][5] She reorganized Awami League after being elected its convenor in 1977.[3] She remained a presidum member of Awami League for the rest of her life. She died on 20 December 2013.[6]

Personal life[edit]

She was married to Tajuddin Ahmad and had four children with him. Three daughters Sharmin Ahmad Reepi, Simeen Hussain Rimi and Mahjabin Ahmad Mimi; and one son Tanjim Ahmad Sohel Taj.[4]


  1. ^ a b Zohra Tajuddin passes away
  2. ^ "The Path towards Sunrise". 2015-03-19. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Zohra Tajuddin's anniversary of death today". 2014-12-19. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  4. ^ a b "Veteran AL leader Zohra Tajuddin dies | Dhaka Tribune". Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  5. ^ "Portrait of a Patriot". 2015-07-22. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  6. ^ "Zohra Tajuddin laid to rest". 2013-12-22. Retrieved 2016-09-11.