Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birthday in Bangladesh ― Date, History, and Details
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Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born on 17th March 1920 in the village of Tungipara, in the district of Faridpur, Bangladesh. He was the third child and second son of Sheikh Lutfar Rahman, a prosperous landlord, and his wife, Sofia Khatun. Mujib’s mother died when he was only four. His father married again and had four more children by his second wife. As a result, Mujib grew up in a large family.
Mujib was educated first at the local Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah Muslim Mission school and then at the Gopalganj Missionary School. In 1929, he was sent to Calcutta to study at the Eden Hindu Hostel. He later transferred to the Nizamuddin Muslims’ High School and then to the Dhaka Collegiate School. In 1932, Mujib entered the University of Calcutta to study law.
Mujib became involved in politics while still a student. He joined the All India Muslim Students Federation in 1933 and the Muslim League in 1943. He also became a member of the Bengal Legislative Assembly in 1946.
In 1947, Mujib was elected as the general secretary of the East Pakistan Muslim Students League. He played an active role in the Pakistan Movement and was one of the leaders of the Bengali Language Movement in 1952.
Mujib became a member of the Muslim League Working Committee in 1955 and was elected as the president of the East Pakistan Muslim League in 1966. He was also elected as the leader of the opposition in the East Pakistan Provincial Assembly in 1969.
Mujib was arrested by the Pakistani military government in 1970 and was jailed in West Pakistan. He was released in 1972 after the Bangladesh Liberation War.
Mujib became the Prime Minister of Bangladesh in 1972 and the President of Bangladesh in 1975. He was assassinated by a group of army officers in 1975.