Abu Alam Chowdhury
Former Vice President of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industries (FBCCI) Abu Alam Chowdhury died at a hospital in the capital on Monday. He was 75. The eminent businessman breathed his last around 11 pm. Namaz-e-Janaza of the deceased will be held on Wednesday at Nikunj-1 Jame Masjid after Zohar prayers. FBCCI President Md. Jashim Uddin has expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Abu Alam. In a condolence message, Jashim Uddin said the FBCCI will always remember his contributions to the business community. The FBCCI President prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family. Alam was born on 30th September ,1948 in a respectable Muslim family in Chittagong district. He did his Masters in Political Science from the University of Chittagong. He played a commendable role in the great 69 movements against the Pakistani rulers, said the FBCCI. During his studentship at Chittagong University, Alam was elected as cultural secretary and later served as general secretary of Chittagong University Central Students Union (CUCSU) and participated in the Liberation War of Bangladesh. After completing his education, he started his business career in the media sector. Chowdhury served as Vice-President of FBCCI and Director for 6 terms covering 12 years in the apex trade body . Also Read: Raise awareness about intellectual property : FBCCI He also served as Vice-President of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) from 2008-2010. He was a founding member of the Daily Financial Express, a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Bangladesh, and a former EC member of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry.