Anwarul Kabir Talukdar
Anwarul Kabir Talukdar

General Information
Former State Minister
Retired Army Officer, Politician

Full Name: Major General Anwarul Kabir Talukdar

Affiliation: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)

Current Position: Deceased

Date of Birth: January 01, 1944

Date of Death: May 10, 2020

Place of Birth: Bangladesh

Home District: Jamalpur

Constituency: 141, Jamalpur-4

Term: First (8th-2001)

Nationality: Bangladeshi


Anwarul Kabir Talukdar (1 January 1944 – 10 May 2020) was a Bangladeshi politician, Former State Minister and former Member of Parliament represented Jamalpur 1 constituency. He served as the state minister from 2001 to 2006 under the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) government.

Talukder was born in a noble Muslim family of Sarishabari upazila of Jamalpur district. His was the nephew of Abdus Salam Talukder, a former minister and a secretary general of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).

Talukdar served in Bangladesh Army and retired as a major general. He was elected to parliament from Jamalpur-4 (Sarishabari) constituency in 2001. He served as the state minister for Finance and Planning at the beginning of the BNP led Alliance Government. Later, he served as the state minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources. He resigned his post to protest corruption in the power sector. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party government reported that he had not resigned but in fact had been sacked from his ministerial post by the government.

Talukdar resigned from Bangladesh Nationalist Party on 26 October 2006. According to him, he resigned to protest the corruption in the Power sector of Bangladesh under the Bangladesh Nationalist Party government. He joined the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) formed that year by him, AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury and Oli Ahmed. He resigned from the Liberal Democratic Party on 5 January 2009 over policy differences with the party leadership. He had been inactive in politics after leaving LDP.

Talukder passed away on May 10, 2020 at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) due to COVID-19.

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