Language movement activist Nadera passes away

Nadera Begum, a Language Movement activist, died of old age complications at her Uttara residence in the city on Friday. She was 84.

Nadera, wife of ex-finance secretary late Gholam Kibria, is survived by two sons and a daughter and a host of relatives and well-wishers.

Nadera was also a former teacher of English department at the Dhaka University. Inspired by her second brother Shaheed Munier Chowdhury, she had joined the Language Movement in 1948 when she was a student of Dhaka University. She was arrested for her role in the movement and freed two years later.

Besides, she was involved in the movement to realize the rights of fourth class employees at the university. She was the third among 14 children of her mother Afia Begum and father Abdul Halim Chowdhury. National Professor late Kabir Chowdhury and artiste Ferdousi Majumdar are two of her other siblings. Nadera was later buried in a graveyard at Uttara Sector-4 after a namaz-e-janaza at a mosque at Uttara.

United News of Bangladesh