Sadeque Hossain Khoka
সাদেক হোসেন খোকা
|2nd Mayor of Dhaka|
25 April 2002 – 29 November 2011
|Preceded by||Mohammad Hanif|
|Succeeded by||Position abolished|
|Minister of Fisheries and Livestock|
10 October 2001 – 22 May 2003
|Prime Minister||Khaleda Zia|
|Preceded by||A. S. M. Abdur Rab|
|Succeeded by||Abdus Sattar Bhuiyan|
|Member of Parliament|
20 March 1991 – 29 October 2006
|Preceded by||Jahangir Mohammad Adel|
|Succeeded by||Mostofa Jalal Mohiuddin|
|Born||12 May 1952|
Dhaka, East Bengal, Dominion of Pakistan
|Died||4 November 2019 (aged 67)|
New York City, U.S.
|Political party||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|Alma mater||University of Dhaka|
|Battles/wars||Bangladesh Liberation War|
Sadeque Hossain Khoka (12 May 1952 – 4 November 2019) was a Bangladeshi politician. He served as the 2nd mayor of Dhaka City Corporation during 2002 to 2011. He was the vice chairman of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and was President of undivided Dhaka city BNP for longest period of the organisation's existence.
Early life and career[change | change source]
Khoka was born in a Muslim family. His father was an engineer and a social worker. Khoka attended Dhaka University and completed M.A. in psychology. In 1971 at the age of 19 he fought in the Bangladesh Liberation War. After independence, he worked in organizing soccer, rising to the positions of General Secretary of the Dhaka Metropolitan Football Association and Joint General Secretary of the Bangladesh Football Federation. Khoka was the key person of the football club Brothers Union.
Khoka was first elected to the Jatiyo Sangshad (national legislature) in 1991. In the same year he was made State Minister of Youth and Sports. Khoka also won from his constituency in elections in 1996 and 2001. After Bangladesh Nationalist Party's victory in 2001, Khoka was made Cabinet Minister of Fisheries and Livestock. Being in the office, he fought the Dhaka City Corporation election for mayorship and won. He took office as the Mayor of Dhaka on 25 April 2002. He served as both Minister and Mayor till 2004 when he resigned from the ministry.
Khoka resigned from the mayoral duties of Dhaka on 29 November 2011, when the government passed a bill in parliament to split DCC (Dhaka City Corporation) into two parts and renamed them DCC North and DCC South.
In 2013, Khoka compared the crackdown on Hefazat protestors to the Pakistani crackdown on 25 March and Jalianwala Bagh massacres. In response, Detective Branch police raided the houses of Sadeque Hossain Khoka and Bangladesh Jatiya Party chairman Andaleeve Rahman Partha.
Family[change | change source]
Khoka was married to Ismat Ara and had two sons and a daughter. His eldest son Ishraque Hossain is a politician and Bangladesh Nationalist Party candidate in 2018 Mayoral election in Dhaka. Another son Ishfaque Hossain is now a Bachelor level student from University of Hertfordshire. His daughter Sarika Sadeque is married to Ahmed Iftekhar, Son of Ahmad Nazir, Ex Parliament Member. Both of them pursued MBA degree from Durham University.
Death[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
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- "List of 4th Parliament Members". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
- "List of 7th Parliament Members". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
- "List of 5th Parliament Members". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
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- "List of 9th Parliament Members". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
- "Khoka on Munshigonj.com". munshigonj.com. Archived from the original on 2017-08-26. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
- "Amnesty wants neutral probe into Motijheel crackdown". Weekly Holiday. No. 1. May 10, 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
- মৃত্যুর সাথে পাঞ্জা লড়ছেন সাদেক হোসেন খোকা. FBDnews24 (in Bengali). 2019-11-02. Archived from the original on 2019-11-03. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
- "Motijheel massacre spawns unintended consequences". Weekly Holiday. No. 1. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
- "Sadeque Hossain Khoka passes away". The Daily Star. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
- সাদেক হোসেন খোকা আর নেই. Jago News 24 (in Bengali). Retrieved 2019-11-04.