Ahmed, Moulvi Adeluddin (1913-1981)
lawyer and politician, Adeluddin Ahmed was born on 1 March 1913 in the
village Kalinagar of faridpur
district. He got his BA degree from Faridpur Rajendra College in 1935.
He passed Law examinations from Ripon Law College, Kolkata in 1942 and
joined Faridpur Bar in the following year. It was the period when the
Pakistan movement was gathering momentum and Adeluddin got himself involved
with the activities of the Muslim League in Faridpur.
In 1949, Adeluddin Ahmed started working under the leadership
of Maulana abdul
hamid khan bhasani and became one of the founding members
of the Awami Muslim League. He was elected to the Faridpur Zilla
Board in 1953. Next year Adeluddin was elected to the East Bengal
Legislative Assembly as a united
front candidate with Awami Muslim League nomination
from Madaripur constituency. He was also elected to the
constituent assembly of pakistan in the same year.
Moulvi Adeluddin Ahmed
In that capacity, Adeluddin made significant contributions
to framing of the 1956-constitution of Pakistan. The constitution was
adopted on 23 March 1956 and following this, Adeluddin became a member
of Pakistan Parliament. As a member of Pakistan's first parliamentary
delegation, he visited a number of European countries including the Soviet
Adeluddin is particularly known for his famous proposal
for an amendment to the Language Bill for making Bangla a state language
of Pakistan with equal right of Urdu as the same. The amendment proposal
was unanimously adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 16 February 1956.
Adeluddin was appointed Public Prosecutor in Faridpur
Court in 1957. In October 1958, he joined as a minister in the coalition
government of awami
league and Republican Party in the Cabinet of Prime Minister
Feroz Khan Noon. He was elected to the Pakistan National Assembly in 1970
as an Awami League nominee from Madaripur-Kalkini constituency.
Adeluddin was the president of Faridpur Awami League
for many years. In December 1974, he was appointed a member of the Public
Service Commission (First) and after retirement from the Commission in
1975, he returned to his legal profession. He was the president of Faridpur
Bar and founder of many social and charitable organisations.
Adeluddin Ahmed died on 26 June 1981. [Ahmed Kamal]