A.K. Fazlul Huq

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Not to be confused with the cricket ground in Dhaka Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium
Abul Kasem Fazlul Huq
আবুল কাসেম ফজলুল হক
بو قاسم فضلول حق;
Governor of East Pakistan
In office
10 March 1956 – 13 April 1958
Preceded by Hamid Ali
Succeeded by Amiruddin Ahmad
Interior Minister of Pakistan
In office
August 11, 1955 – March 9, 1956
Governor General Iskander Ali Mirza
Prime Minister Chaudhry Muhammad Ali
Preceded by Abdus Sattar
Succeeded by Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani
Personal details
Born Abul Kasem Fazlul Huq
October 26, 1873(1873-10-26)
Jhalokati District, British Raj (now Bangladesh)
Died Dhaka, East-Pakistan
April 27, 1962(1962-04-27) (aged 88)
Citizenship British Subject (1873-1947)
Pakistani Subject (1947-1956)
Pakistan (1956-1962)
Political party Pakistan Muslim League
Other political
affiliations
East Pakistan Communist Party
Krishak Praja Party
Sramik-Krishak Dal
Children A. K. Faezul Huq
Alma mater Calcutta University
Religion Islam


Fazlul Huq amongst Muslim League Working Committee at the Lahore session

Abul Kashem Fazlul Huq Abul Kashem Fozlul Hôk) (26 October, 1873—27 April, 1962), often called Sher-e-Bangla (Bengali: শেরে বাংলা Shere Bangla, from Urdu: Sher-e Banglā "Tiger of Bengal") was a well-known Bengali statesman in the first half of the 20th century. He held different political posts including General Secretary of the Indian National Congress (1918-1919), Education Minister (1924), the first Muslim Mayor of Calcutta (1935), Chief Minister of undivided Bengal (1937-1943) and East Pakistan (1954), Home Minister of Pakistan (1955-56), Governor of East Pakistan (1956-58), Food and Agriculture Minister of Pakistan (1958-61)

Death[change | edit source]

Tomb of A. K. Fazlul Huq at Dhaka.

Fazlul Huq died on Friday April 27, 1962 at 10:20 am. He was 89 years and 6 months old. His body was kept at his home in 27 K. M. Das Lane, Tikatuli until 10:30 am on 28 April. It was on a customized ice-bed. Then his Salat al-Janazah prayer was held at the Paltan Moydan. His funeral drew a crowd of over half a million. All educational institutions of Pakistan were declared closed on 30 April to pay tribute to him. All important officials of Pakistan attended his Janazah.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nurul Amin
Chief Minister of East Bengal
3 April, 1954 - 29 May, 1954
Succeeded by
Abu Hussain Sarkar
Preceded by
Iskander Mirza
Interior Minister of Pakistan
11 August, 1955 - 9 March, 1956
Succeeded by
Abdus Sattar
Preceded by
Amiruddin Ahmad
Governor of East Pakistan
23 March, 1956 - 13 April, 1958
Succeeded by
Hamid Ali
(acting)