Atia Haque, eldest sister of Nazda Alam passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She was born on November 9, 1931, in the former East Bengal ( Bangladesh ). In 1946, Atia Haque graduated from high school in Medinipur ( Former West Bengal) under the British Rule in India and continued attending college. it was not easy for a Muslim female to go for higher education at that time. She dedicated her whole life for the poor and disadvantaged people. She worked hard to protect the rights of the poor people when she had managed to raise her own children. Her father, Dr. Abdul Ali was a Public Official under the Ministry of Health Human Services during undivided India. Her husband was also a public servant. Mrs. Haque was a US permanent resident and traveled to the USA often in the past.

In 1980 she established a free Primary school in Tangail, Bangladesh for the children of low income and no income families. She was active in politics, social and civic engagements, dedicated to justice for all throughout her life.

Mrs. Haque left four sisters, one brother, 9 children, and a number of grandchildren.