Jobeda Haque, mother of Liberation War Museum trustee Mofidul Haque, passed away at a hospital in the capital on 28 May at the early hour of the morning. She was 96. She was buried at Azimpur Graveyard after Zohr prayer on the same day.
Jobeda Haque left behind four sons, a daughter and host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn her death. Her son Mainul Haque, senior geologist who played pioneering role in gas exploration, served Petrobangla and was part-time lecturer at Dhaka University. Another son Manzurul Haque is a journalist and Professor in Japan. Youngest son Mobinul Haque is a professor of economics at a Canadian university.
Jobeda Haque played a supportive role in left political and democratic movement for a long time. She provided shelter at her home to leftist political leaders during the dark era of Pakistani oppression. Immediately after the killling of Bangabandhu in August 1975 the student activists regrouped at her place.
Her role behind the scene has drawn attention to photo-chronicler Shahidul Alam while he was looking for homes and house masters that were safe haven of political protesters. The portrait of her was taken by Shahidul Alam when he met Jobeda Haque in 2018 at her house and later written that I have fallen in love with her, by her alertness and attitude to life.
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