PO: Kalibari Bazar, PS: Algapur,
Moinul Hoque Choudhury was born on 13 May 1923 in a well known family of Sonabarighat in Cachar district of Assam. He was born to mother Mona Bibi and father Montajir Ali. Choudhury took his primary education from M.E. School of Sonabraighat. He passed Matriculation from Silchar Government H.S. School and later joined Cotton College, Guwahati/Murari Chand College of Sylhet and passed intermediate in 1942.
He graduated with History Honours from Presidency College of Kolkata in 1944. In the Presidency, he defeated Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the college election. He pursued M.A. in History securing first class first position from Aligarh Muslim University in 1946. He also took part in the Indian independence movement. In 1947, he obtained LLB from Aligarh Muslim University. Inspired by the ideas of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Moulana Abul Kalam Azad, Hoque joined the freedom struggle. Following India’s independence and the partition of India, he joined Indian National Congress under the influence of Fakaruddin Ali Ahmed.
To start his career, Moinul Hoque Choudhury joined the Bar Association of Silchar in 1948 and later in 1950, he joined active politics as a member of local board in 1950 and was a nominated member of Silchar Municipality in the same year. He became a member of Assam Legislative Assembly in 1952 from East Sonai constituency. Moinul Hoque became a cabinet minister (agriculture) in 1957 after being elected for the second time from the same constituency. On being elected for the third term in 1962, he became the leader of the Congress legislature in the assembly in addition to being a cabinet minister. In 1967 he was elected for the fourth time as MLA from Sonai Constituency, but was abstained from ministerial portfolio following a feud with Bimala Prasad Chaliha. He was selected as chairman of national Haj Committee in the same year. He entered the national politics in 1971 by returning to the parliament from Dhubri as MP and was offered the Ministry of Industry under the Government of India. He died in AIIMS, Delhi at an age of 53 years in 1976.
The establishment of All India Radio, Silchar Medical College, Veterinary School, Cachar Paper Mill at Panchgram, Sugar Mill at Anipur, the Regional Engineering College now upgraded as NIT are his achievements. He was the first person in Cachar to forward the proposal for the construction of Barak Dam. He will be remembered in the valley for the noble attempt he made to usher in a green revolution in the valley through the package program in the sixties when advanced technology, high yielding seeds, scientific manure, pesticides were introduced for the first time in Cachar.