Talukdar, Abdus Salam
Talukdar, Abdus Salam (1936-1999) lawyer, politician. He was born on 4 November 1936 at village Mulbari in Sharishabari thana of Jamalpur District. His father was Reazuddin Talukdar. Abdus Salam Talukdar had his early education in Sharishabari High School since 1942. He obtained his BA (Hons) degree in Political Science in 1958 and MA in 1959 from Dhaka University. He did his Bar-at-Law from Lincon's Inn, London in 1968 and joined the bar in 1970.
The political career of Abdus Salam Talukdar started in 1976 through his joining the Democratic League. He was elected a member of the Jatiya Sangsad in 1979, 1991 and 1996. He represented Bangladesh in the 34th session of the United Nations General Assembly in 1979. He was made state minister in the cabinet of Ziaur Rahman in 1981 in charge of the Ministry of Law and Parliamentary Affairs. In the same year, he led the Bangladesh delegation in the conference of Afro-Asian Legal Consultative Committee held in Colombo. He was the Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operative in 1991-1996. Besides, he was the chairman of the standing committee on local government, cooperative and planning ministry in the Jatiya Sangsad.
Besides he was a member of the standing committee on the Ministry of Law and Justice, Ministry of Establishment, rules of procedure and consultation and also a member of special committee on anulment of Indemnity Ordinance, 1975. He performed the responsibilities of the secretary general of bangladesh nationalist party (BNP). He had been the president of the liaison committee of BNP from 1996.
Abdus Salam Talukdar died on 20 August 1999. [Md. Ali Akbar]