Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

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Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Rahman in 1950
President of Bangladesh
In office
17 April 1971 – 12 January 1972
Prime MinisterTajuddin Ahmad
Vice PresidentSyed Nazrul Islam
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded bySyed Nazrul Islam (Acting)
In office
25 January 1975 – 15 August 1975
Prime MinisterMuhammad Mansur Ali
Preceded byMohammad Mohammadullah
Succeeded byKhondaker Mostaq Ahmad
Prime Minister of Bangladesh
In office
12 January 1972 – 24 January 1975
PresidentAbu Sayeed Chowdhury
Mohammad Mohammadullah
Preceded byTajuddin Ahmad
Succeeded byMuhammad Mansur Ali
Personal details
BornTungipara, Faridpur District, Bengal, British India
(now Tungipara, Gopalganj, Bangladesh)
Died15 August 1975(1975-08-15) (aged 55)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Cause of deathAssassination

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (Bengali: শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান; 17 March 1920 – 15 August 1975) was the founder of Bangladesh. He was the first president of Bangladesh. He was also the second prime minister. Rahman was assassinated on 15 August 1975 along with all his family members present at home that time.[1] He is popularly known as "Sheikh Mujib" or "Sheikh Sahib" and by his title "Bangabandhu". His daughter Sheikh Hasina is the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh.[1] Archived 2023-05-27 at the Wayback Machine

Early life[change | change source]

Rahman was born in Tungipara village of Gopalganj District.[2] His father, Sheikh Lutfur Rahman, was a serestadar, an officer responsible for record-keeping at the Gopalganj civil court. He is the third child of his parents.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Father of the Nation: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman". Bangladesh High Commission, London. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  2. Harun-or- Rashid (2012). "Rahman, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.