Dhaka Metropolitan South BNP convener Abdus Salam, who was sitting next to him, said, “It would have been better to give a small rose.”
Mirza Fakhrul immediately got up and said, “Please don’t do it.”
He said to reporters, “‘One Hundred Two, Not Out’, watching the picture? I will tell everyone to see this picture. It’s a wonderful masterpiece. Taking this life of people like us in a positive way – it comes out so beautifully in this film…
“Many do not exist, grow old, die before they die. So neglecting that, the 102-year-old is enjoying life, it’s worth seeing. Everyone should see this movie.”
Mirza Fakhrul, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Dhaka University, was involved in leftist politics during his student life. He was the President of Dhaka University branch of East Pakistan Students Union.
His father late Mirza Ruhul Amin was a leader of Muslim League, he was also a minister during Pakistan.
After completing his education, Fakhrul taught in some government colleges including Dhaka College. He left government service in 1986 and became fully active in politics. In 1988, the chairman won the Thakurgaon municipal elections.
Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani’s party is in Nap, the handiwork of Mirza Fakhrul’s national politics. From there he joined BNP.
In 1979, during Ziaur Rahman’s regime, Fakhrul was the private secretary of the then Deputy Prime Minister SA Bari.
In 1992, he became the president of Thakurgaon district BNP, later he became a member of the party’s executive committee and gradually rose to the position of senior joint general secretary.
This post was created for Tariq Rahman. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia brought Mirza Fakhrul to that position after he became the senior vice chairman of the party.