|Place of Birth||: Tungipara under Gopalganj district, Bangladesh.|
|Date of Birth||: 17 March, 1920|
|Death||: 15 August, 1975|
Mujib was born in Tungipara, a village in Gopalganj District in the province of Bengal in British
India, to Sheikh Lutfur Rahman, a serestadar (court clerk) of Gopalganj civil court, and his wife
Sheikh Sayera Khatun. He was born into a Bengali Muslim family as the third child in a family of
four daughters and two sons. His parents used to adoringly call him "Khoka". In 1929, Mujib entered
into class three at Gopalganj Public School, and two years later, class four
at Madaripur Islamia High School. From very early age Mujib showed a potential of leadership. His
parents noted in an interview that at a young age, he organized a student protest in his school for
the removal of an inept principal. Mujib withdrew from school in 1934 to undergo
eye surgery, and returned to school only after four years, owing to the severity of the surgery and
slow recovery. Later, he passed his Matriculation from Gopalganj Missionary School in 1942,
Intermediate of Arts
from Islamia College (now Maulana Azad College) in 1944 and BA from the same college in 1947.
After the partition of India, he was admitted into the University of Dhaka to study law but did not
complete the course because he was expelled from the university in early 1949 on the charge of
'inciting the fourth-class employees' in their agitation against the university authority's
indifference towards their legitimate demands. After 61 years, in 2010, the expulsion was withdrawn
as unjust and undemocratic.
Collected from Wikipedia
United Front Cabinet members - in the bottom row from left, Khairat Hossain, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sher-e-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Huq, Ataur Rahman Khan, Saratchandra Majumdar, Mahmud Ali. In the top row from right, M. Mansur Ali, Dhirendranath Dutta, Mashiur Rahman, Monoranjan Dhar and Abdur Rahman Khan (1954).
"The struggle this time is for our emancipation. The struggle this time is for our independence"- Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivering his historic 7th March Speech at a huge public rally at Race Course Maidan (Suhrawardy Udyan, March 7, 1971). This 19 minutes-speech has been included in the MEMORY OF THE WORLD INTERNATIONAL REGISTER as a Documentary Heritage of UNESCO.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman pictured at the Prime Minister’s residence with the world-renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray and prominent artists Shopna Ray, Shyamol Mitra, Joyanta Das, Shumitra Mukherjee, Apple Mahmud, Barun Bakshi and Amal Mukherjee. Also present is Bangabandhu’s son Sheikh Jamal (1972).
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the architect of Bangladesh, was assassinated by a handful of army renegades as part of a larger national and international political conspiracy hatched by anti-liberation forces in the pre-dawn hours of August 15. They murdered in cold blood every member of his family except his daughters Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana, who by fortune alone were abroad at that time. Bangladesh observes August 15 as the National Mourning Day and remembers the noblest and the greatest Bengali who ever lived, through his spirit, ideology, courage and love for the people of his nation.