War time student leader Nur-e-Alam Siddique dies

Nur-e-Alam Siddique
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Nur-e-Alam Siddique, convener of Swadhin Bangla Kendriya Chhatra Sangram Parishad and former president of Bangladesh Chhatra League (1970-1972), has passed away, reports news agency UNB.

He was 79.

The former Member of Parliament passed away at 4:37 am Wednesday, confirmed his press secretary Aniket Rajesh.

Siddique was one of the leaders of Mujib Bahini.

Nur-e-Alam Siddiqui played an active role in all the political activities of the time, including participation in the six-point movement and Language Movement.

He was elected MP from Jashore-2 constituency as a candidate of Bangladesh Awami League in the first parliamentary election of 1973.

He contested from Jhenaidah-2 constituency as an AL candidate in the 7th and 8th parliamentary elections in 1996 and 2001.