Railways Minister ties knot with Shammi Akhter on Jun 5
Published: 02:45 PM, 11 June 2021
Railways Minister Md. Nurul Islam Sujon has tied the knot with Shammi Akhter at a restaurant in the capital’s Uttara on June 5; Photo: Collected
Railways Minister Md. Nurul Islam Sujon, 65, has tied the knot with Shammi Akhter, a resident of Dinajpur, at a restaurant in the capital’s Uttara on June 5, confirmed Md. Milon Hossain, elder brother of Shammi Akhter.
It is learned that Shammi Akhter, daughter of late Abdur Rahim of Birampur’s Notun Bazar area in Dinajpur. Shammi Akhter has two siblings – elder brother Milon Hossain, an electric trader and younger brother Md. Milon Hossain, a local businessman – currently living in Birampur.
“With the permission of the Prime Minister, the Railways Minister tied the knot with my sister on June 5,” said Md. Milon Hossain. “Justice Izarul Haque of Birampur and his wife were present on behalf of the groom and me and my brother were present on behalf of the bride.”
“The formality of the wedding completed on a limited scale.”
“My sister was first married in Kushtia and divorced in 2011 due to family problems. She has a daughter. Since then, my sister has been living in Dhaka with her daughter. She used to visit her house in Birampur on Eid and various occasions,” he added.
Shammi Akhtar currently lives in Uttara. She previously worked in the admin department of the Cambrian School and College. She is currently practicing with a senior in the High Court after passing the ‘Law’ subject. After the formalities in December, she will start her new journey with her husband Md. Nurul Islam Sujon.
It is learned that Shammi Akhtar was an acquaintance of Railways Minister Md. Nurul Islam Sujon. No one from the minister’s family was present at the wedding, he got married on a limited scale program with friends due to Covid-19.
Nurul Islam’s wife Nilufar Jahan passed away in December 2018, just before the 11th parliamentary election. They have one son and two daughters. All three children are married.
Born on January 5, 1956, in Panchagarh, Nurul Islam, 65, was elected as a member of the 9th, 10th and 11th Jatiya Sangsad from Panchagarh-2 (Boda-Debiganj) constituency.
After being elected as a Member of Parliament for the third time in the 11th Parliamentary Election in 2018, he joined the Cabinet as the Minister of Railways.