21st August 2021

Major (retd) Muqtadir Ali, a valiant freedom fighter and former chairman of Petrobangla and BPC, died yesterday at the Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka. He was 69, said Retired Armed Forces Officers Welfare Association in its website.


His namaz-e-janaza will be held at the Banani Military Graveyard after Asr prayers today, according to family members.


He served Advisor of Dipon Group.


He also served as Chairman Petrobangla and BPC and Managing Detector of Titas Gas T&D Company, Bapex and Sylhet Gas Field Company.


Muqtadir was a student of East Pakistan University of Engineering and Technology (now Buet) when the Liberation War started. In order to join the war, he crossed the border and began intelligence training, being attached to an Indian army brigade.


After initial training, he was sent to various places in Bangladesh to gather intelligence about Pakistani troops deployment. Later on, he was sent for training at Loharband, Silchar jungle area in Assam.


After training was over, he joined Baropunji sub-sector 4 under Sector 4. There, he started regular patrolling, conducting operations in tea gardens and destroying bridges.


Soon afterwards, he was selected for 2nd Bangladesh War Course/SS-2 and landed in Murtee for officer's training in November 1971.


After being commissioned, he joined Minor Tigers (3 E Bengal).


He has served in 2IC of Dashing Tigers (36 E Bengal), 10 E Bengal and as adjutant of Mirzapur Cadet College.

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