Professor Md. Ali Ashraf
Professor Md. Ali Ashraf

General Information
Former Deputy Speaker

Full Name: Professor Md. Ali Ashraf

Affiliation: Bangladesh Awami League

Current Position: Deceased

Date of Birth: November 17, 1947

Date of Death: July 30, 2021

Place of Birth: Bangladesh

Home District: Cumilla

Constituency: 255, Cumilla-7

Term: Fifth (1st-1973, 7th-1996-12 June, 9th-2008, 10th-2014, 11th-2018)

Nationality: Bangladeshi


Professor Md. Ali Ashraf (17 November 1947 – 30 July 2021) was an Awami League politician, former deputy speaker and former Member of Parliament represented Cumilla-7 (Chandina) constituency. He was a member of the 1st, 7th, 9th, 10th and 11th Jatiya Sangsad and was elected Deputy Speaker of the seventh parliament in 2001. Ashraf was involved in consultancy, insurance and agro-based business, apart from politics.

Ashraf was born in Gollai village under Chandina upazila of Cumilla district. He graduated in economics and then completed his master's from University of Dhaka in 1967 and 1968 respectively. He stepped into politics by joining Bangladesh Chhatra League in 1962 when he was a student of Cumilla Victoria College.

Ashraf contested the parliamentary election in 1970 as an independent candidate but could not win. He was elected as the youngest lawmaker in the country's first parliamentary elections in 1973 from then Cumilla-11 constituency. Later, he was elected MP from Cumilla-7 for five times. 

Ashraf was also involved in teaching profession at different colleges and was appointed as director of the Mujibnagar government's foreign ministry in 1971. He was finance and planning affairs secretary of Awami League Central Working Committee and also served as president of Cumilla North District unit of AL.

Ashraf was the chairman of the Committee on Government Assurances, Jatiya Sangsad. Besides, he was also a member of the Standing Committee on Rules of Procedure, Committee on Petitions, Standing Committee on Public Accounts Committee and Standing Committee on Ministry of Finance.

Ashraf died on 30 July 2021 in Square Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was suffering from gallbladder stones related problems.

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