Rear Admiral Azad takes over as Mongla Port chairman


KHULNA, Jan 27, 2020 (BSS) – Rear Admiral Sheikh Abul Kalam Azad took the charge of the Mongla port as chairman on Sunday.

He replaced the previous chairman Rear Admiral Mohammad Muzammel Hoque, said a press release issued by deputy secretary of Mongla Port Authority (MPA) Md. Makruzzaman.

Earlier, Sheikh Abul Kalam Azad worked as director of Naval Administrative Authority Dhaka and director of various departments at naval headquarters, as well as captain of different ships, said the release.

He joined Bangladesh Navy in January, 1985 and was commissioned in executive branch on July 1, 1987. He is an alumni of Pabna Cadet College. Azad completed his international sub lieutenant course in Britania Royal Naval College of the UK and finished his initial staff course from Royal Naval College in London.

Rear Admiral Azad received numerous commendations for his outstanding performance and professional excellence in the Navy. He was awarded with the ‘Nou Gaurab Padak’ in recognition of his professional excellence and distinguished service in Bangladesh Navy.

Azad served as director of the legal and media wing of Rapid Action Battalion and contingent commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon Bancon-4.

Rear Admiral Sheikh Abul Kalam Azad was born on April 30 in 1967 in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia district. He is the son of Sheikh Osman Goni and Khadeza Begum.