Serajul Alam Khan

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Serajul Alam Khan
সিরাজুল আলম খান
General Secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League
In office
Succeeded byAbdur Razzaq
Personal details
Born(1941-01-06)6 January 1941
Begumganj, Noakhali
NationalityBritish Indian (1941–1947)
Pakistani (1947–1971)
Bangladeshi (1971–present)
Political partyAwami League (1961–1972)
JASAD (1972–1996)
Other political
Swadhin Bangla Biplobi Parishad Alisa Nucleus (Whose Pseudonym Nucleus) (1961–?)
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
Military service
AllegianceBangladesh Liberation Force (BLF)

Serajul Alam Khan (also known as "Dada" and "Dadabhai"; born January 6, 1941) is a Bangladeshi political analyst, philosopher and writer. He is one of the founders of [Swadhin Bangla Biplobi Parishad Alisa Nucleus (Whose Pseudonym Nucleus)] in English Independent Bengal Revolutionary Council, a secret organisation of Chhatra League, which played a significant role in the Bangladesh Liberation War.[1] He along with Tofael Ahmed, Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni and Abdur Razzaq formed and commanded Mujib Bahini (aka BLF).[2]


Alam Khan served as the general secretary of the student political organization East Pakistan Chhatra League from 1963 to 1965.[3][4]

Soon after returning to free the country from dissension within pro-liberation mainstream power base, Serajul became conspicuous between left-of-center leadership and simmering far left young radicals.[5] Khan was involved in a political struggle with Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani.[6] Alam Khan developed an ideological difference from Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani, due to the former's advocacy of scientific socialism, thus forming the Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal.[7] In 1975, Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani urged him to join BaKSAL, but he refused.[8]

Current activities[edit]

Alam Khan now serves as a professor of political science in the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, a post he has held since 1996. In 2006, he was hospitalized in London and underwent a bypass operation.[9]


  1. ^ "The NUCLEUS issue : ABDUR RAZZAK in Tritiomatra". Youtube. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Mujib Bahini - Banglapedia". Retrieved 2022-07-26.
  3. ^ বিগত কমিটি সমূহ [Past Committees]. Bangladesh Chhatra League (in Bengali).
  4. ^ "Serajul Alam Khan improves, tests negative for COVID-19". New Age. 17 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Democracy In Bangladesh: Reality Vs. Utopia". EBangladesh. 11 January 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  6. ^ Sofa, Ahmad (16 April 2015) [Excerpt of book first published 1993]. "JSD: Sofa's sentimental evaluation". Probe. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  7. ^ Hossain, Kazi Mobarak (13 March 2016). "Hasanul Haq Inu's JaSoD splits as he names Shirin general secretary". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  8. ^ Hossain, M. Sanjeeb (3 November 2012). "Know your friends and foes". (Opinion). Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Sirajul Alam Khan hospitalised". The Daily Star. 17 August 2006. Retrieved 8 December 2015.

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