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In honour of my father: Md Abdul Jalil

Md Abdul Jalil
Md Abdul Jalil

"Former Adarsha College principal MA Jalil dies

"Staff Reporter. Former principal of Dinajpur Adarsha College and former president of the district unit College Teachers’ Association MA Jalil, who lived at Baluadanga in the district town, died of a cardiac arrest at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon (Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return). He died at the age of 73 and is survived by his wife, three sons, two daughters and hosts of well-wishers and relations. His first namaz-e-janaza (funeral prayers) will be held at Baluadanga Jame Masjid at 8 o’clock this morning and the second in the Adarsha College ground at half past 8 o’clock. He will then be buried in the Faridpur graveyard. The family has requested all to attend the funeral rites. As the death news spread, teachers of different colleges and schools visited the family at Baluadanga for the viewing of the body.

"Different organisations and individuals have offered their condolences on the death of MA Jalil. They included Adarsha College principal and other teachers and employees, district non-government college teachers’ association leaders, former general secretary of the district non-government college teachers’ association Professor Muhammad Muhsin, also editor of Dainik Utara, Bangladesh Principals’ Council vice-president Md Aminul Huq, also vice-principal of KBM College, general secretary of the district unit Bangladesh non-government educational institution employees Golam Mawla, Abul Hossain of Madrassa Council, etc."

Biographical data

Birth: August 8, 1935 (death: September 24, 2005); father: Daliluddin Ahmed; joined Dinajpur Adarsha College as lecturer on January 1, 1970; became the college principal on November 30, 1978; retired as principal on August 8, 1995; job extended on August 9, 1995; retired as teacher on August 8, 2000. After retirement, joined the Collectorate School and College in Dinajpur as principal on April 8, 2004 and resigned on December 28, 2004.

Passed matriculation from Rajshahi Madrasa under the East Bengal Secondary Education Board with a first degree in April 1952; later earned the intermediate degree as non-collegiate student and then received his BA in English degree from the University of Calcutta (now Kolkata) and then his MA degree in English from the North Bengal University in 1967. Below is an old photograph taken during the university days in Darjeeling, with MA Jalil (extreme right):

Md Abdul Jalil with classmates
1967 Class of MA in English, North Bengal University.


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