Jahangir Sattar Tinku
Jahangir Sattar Tinku

General Information
Former Student Leader
Politics, Business

Full Name: Dr. Jahangir Sattar Tinku

Affiliation: Bangladesh Awami League

Current Position: Deceased

Date of Birth: November 10, 1963

Date of Death: February 08, 2012

Place of Birth: Bangladesh

Home District: Chittagong

Nationality: Bangladeshi


Jahangir Sattar Tinku (10 November 1963 – 08 February 2012) was a Bangladeshi politician and former student leader who played an important role in restoration of democracy in the country by participating in the movements against autocratic rule of former president HM Ershad. He served as the president of Jatiya Chhatra League and a member of Central Sub-Committee on Health of Bangladesh Awami League.

Tinku, a brave child of the times, was born in a noble Muslim family of Kadalpur village in Raujan, Chittagong. He passed HSC from Chittagong Government College and got admission in Dhaka Medical College. Later he passed MBBS from the said college in 1989.

Tinku was associated with Chhatra League politics during his school days and later became an elected representative of the Chittagong Government College Students' Union. He was the student leader of Dhaka Medical College during the anti-dictatorship Ershad movement. Tinku served as the last president of Jatiya Chhatra League in 1989-90 term. He had played a significant role in forming 'Sarbadalia Chhatra Oikko' or 'All-party Student Unity' to gear up a movement against Ershad, who stepped down in 1990, ending his nine-year rule, amid an upsurge. All the people of the country participated in that anti-dictatorship movement in 90's. The nation will remember his role in that movement.

Later in 1991, when BAKSAL led by Mohiuddin Ahmed and Abdur Razzak joined Awami League, Tinku also joined Awami League. He was a member of Awami League's central sub-committee on health & population and Chittagong North District Executive Committee.

Tinku was also involved in various social, educational, service, sports, literary and cultural organizations apart from politics. Once upon a time he was the opening batsman of Chittagong divisional cricket team. Apart from the elected general secretary of the Chittagong Association, he was the chairman of a construction company, ATCO-PARISHA Construction Group during his career.

Tinku was diagnosed with a brain tumor in November 2010 and was taken to the United States and Singapore for treatment. But later it turned into cancer. In January 2012, when he fell seriously ill, he was admitted to the capital's LabAid Hospital. He breathed his last under treatment there on February 8, 2012.

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