Barrister Kazi Kamal Ahmed
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Barrister Kazi Kamal Ahmed (1924-1987) served as the first Ambassador of Bangladesh in the Democratic Republic of Germany (East Germany) during 1972-74.
He was educated in Kolkata, Aligarh, Edinburgh (Sotland), Delft (Netherlands) and London's Lincoln's Inn and came away with a degree from each of the academic institutions.
He was a student activist from Presidency College, Kolkata during 1940s in undivided Bengal and lived in the Baker Hostel with Sheikh Mujib and was very close to him. Sheikh Mujib and he witnessed and actively participated together in many important events of the period.
Among his published books include A.K. Fazlul Huq, Suhrawardy, Bhashani and Other Leaders and their Inside Stories (reprinted in 2012).
Kazi Kamal married in 1953 Lulu Bilquis Banu, former Principal of Viquarunnisa Girl's School in the 50s and 60s and left two daughters Afreen and Zareen who have settled in London.
His personal hobby included reading books on politics, history, architecture and gardening. He had a vegetable patch in the garden of his Gulshan house. He comes of an illustrious Kazi Family of Vikrampur, Munshiganj district of Bangladesh.