A.K. Fazlul Huq

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Abul Kasem Fazlul Huq
আবুল কাসেম ফজলুল হক
بو قاسم فضلول حق;
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Governor of East Pakistan
In office
10 March 1956 – 13 April 1958
Preceded byHamid Ali
Succeeded byAmiruddin Ahmad
Interior Minister of Pakistan
In office
August 11, 1955 – March 9, 1956
Governor-GeneralIskander Ali Mirza
Prime MinisterChaudhry Muhammad Ali
Preceded byAbdus Sattar
Succeeded byMushtaq Ahmed Gurmani
Personal details
Born
Abul Kasem Fazlul Huq

(1873-10-26)October 26, 1873
Jhalokati District, British Raj (now Bangladesh)
DiedDhaka, East-Pakistan
April 27, 1962(1962-04-27) (aged 88)
CitizenshipBritish Subject (1873-1947)
Pakistani Subject (1947-1956)
Pakistan (1956-1962)
Political partyPakistan Muslim League
Other political
affiliations
East Pakistan Communist Party
Krishak Praja Party
Sramik-Krishak Dal
ChildrenA. K. Faezul Huq
Alma materCalcutta University
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 | change source]

Tomb of A. K. Fazlul Huq at Dhaka.

Fazlul Huq died on Friday 27 April 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)