Advocate Ahmed Ali, a language movement veteran and Liberation War organizer, passed away at a hospital in the capital on Friday night due to old age complications. He was 97. He breathed his last at Apollo Hospital in the city on late Friday. Ayrin Ahmed, daughter of the deceased, said the first namaz-e-janaza of Ahmed Ali will be held at his village home at Kajlia village of Brahmanbaria. Later, he will be buried at Shasangacha graveyard after second namaz-e-janaza at Cumilla Town Hall ground in Cumilla after Asr prayers.
Advocate Ahmed Ali was elected as the MLA of the Greater Cumilla-5 (now Brahmanbaria-5) seat in 1970 of the then East Pakistan People’s Assembly elections. He was the president of Cumilla District Chhatra League in 1953, the first elected vice-chairman of Bangladesh in 1972, first DC of Cumilla. Several organizations including Cumilla District Administration, Bangladesh Journalist Association, Cumilla District Branch have expressed their condolences over the death of Advocate Ahmed Ali.