Tipu Munshi, MP
Honorable Minister, Ministery of Commerce
Veteran Freedom Fighter Mr. Tipu Munshi, MP, Minister for Commerce Ministry was born on 25 August,1950 in Gopalganj in a reputed muslim family. Afterwards he moved to Pirgacha Upazila of Rangpur district with his family and has been living there. His father Ramjan Ali Munshi was also a Freedom Fighter and his mother was Ratnamoyi Munshi. His wife name is Irin Malobika Munshi.
Mr. Tipu Munshi did his graduation from University of Dhaka. He played pivotal role in the mass uprising of 1969. He has been active in politics for the last 52 years. He was a reputed Bangladesh Student League(Bangladesh Chatra League) leader of Titumir College in 1970. He played leading role in changing the name of Government Jinna College to present Shahid Titumir College. After the independence of Bangladesh he served as chairman of South Tejgaon Chatra League in 1973. He actively participated in Bangladesh Awami League politics along with his business since 1976.
He was elected chairman of Gulshan Thana Awami League in 1992 and he successfully served there for 22 years ceaselessly. In addition to that he also sincerely served as vice-president of Rangpur District Awami League. He took part in our great liberation war with his father , Ramjan Ali Munshi, at the age of 21 years. It is a rear history of our Liberation War that father and son fought directly for the liberation of the mother land.
Mr. Tipu Munshi, as a candidate of Bangladesh Awami League, was elected Member of Parliament of Rangpur-4 constituency on 29 December,2008 in the 9th parliamentary election for the first time . He was a member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Jute and Textile in the 9th parliament. He was elected a member of Bangladesh Awami League central executive committee. Tipu Munshi, as a candidate of Bangladesh Awami League, was elected Member of Parliament of Rangpur-4 constituency on 05 January,2014 in the 10th parliamentary election for the second time. He was a member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Finance in the 10th parliament. He was elected secretary of planning and finance of Bangladesh Awami League central executive committee in 2017. He was elected Member of Parliament of Rangpur-4 constituency in 2014 in the 11th parliamentary election for the third time. Tipu Munshi took oath as Minister of Commerce in the cabinet of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 07 January 2019.
As an establish business man Mr. Tipu Munshi served as chairman of BGMEA from 2005 to 2006. Presently he is serving as chairman of the joint forum of the Garment’s Owners. He visited the USA, Australia, Malaysia and India with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as business representative .
He is involved in different social and cultural activities and has established many philanthropic organization.
He is father of two daughters. Listening song, reading book, and travelling are his favorite hobbies.
References: Website, Ministry of Commerce
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