Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (Bengali: শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান Shekh Mujibur Rôhman) (March 17, 1920 -- August 15, 1975) was a Bengali politician and the founding leader of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, generally considered in the country as the father of the Bangladeshi nation. He headed the Awami League, served as the first President of Bangladesh and later became its Prime Minister. He is popularly referred to as Sheikh Mujib, and with the honorary title of Bangabandhu (বঙ্গবন্ধু Bôngobondhu, "Friend of Bengal"). His eldest daughter Sheikh Hasina Wajed is the present leader of the Awami League and the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh. A student political leader, Mujib rose in East Pakistani politics and within the ranks of the Awami League as a charismatic and forceful orator. An advocate of socialism, Mujib became popular for his leadership against the ethnic and institutional discrimination of Bengalis. He demanded increased provincial autonomy, and became a fierce opponent of the military rule of Ayub Khan. At the heightening of sectional tensions, Mujib outlined a 6-point autonomy plan, which was seen as separatism in West Pakistan. He was tried in 1968 for allegedly conspiring with the Indian government but was not found guilty. Despite leading his party to a major victory in the 1970 elections, Mujib was not invited to form the government. After talks broke down with President Yahya Khan and West Pakistani politician Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Sheikh Mujib on 26 March 1971 announced the declaration of independence of East Pakistan and announced the establishment of the sovereign People's Republic of Bangladesh. Subsequently he was arrested and tried by a military court. During his nine month detention, Guerrilla war erupted between government forces and Bengali nationalists aided by India. An all out war between the Pakistan Army and Bangladesh-India Joint Forces led to the establishment of Bangladesh, and after his release Mujib assumed office as a provisional president, and later prime minister. Even as a constitution was adopted, proclaiming socialism and a secular democracy, Mujib struggled to address the challenges of intense poverty and unemployment, coupled with rampant corruption. In the aftermath of the 1974 famine and amidst rising political agitation, he banned other political parties and established a one party state. After only seven months, Mujib was assassinated along with most of his family by a group of army officers.
Bangladesh Liberation War Date 26 March -- 16 December 1971 (8 months, 2 weeks and 2 days) Location: East Pakistan, the Bay of Bengal Result : Bangladeshi victory Collapse of Pakistan Eastern Military Command Independence of Bangladesh Territorial changes : East Pakistan secedes to become independent Bangladesh. Description : The Bangladesh Liberation War (Bengali: মুক্তিযুদ্ধ Muktijuddho) was a revolutionary war of independence in 1971 that established the sovereign nation of Bangladesh. The war pitted East Pakistan and India against West Pakistan, and lasted over a duration of nine months. It witnessed large-scale atrocities, the exodus of 10 million refugees and the displacement of 30 million people. uploaded with File Uploader (z-o-o-m.eu)
In this episode of Bangladesh Today, we interviewed Bangladeshi freedom fighter Ferdousi Priyabhashini, who shares with us the ordeal she faced during 1971 Liberation War. Ferdousi was taken to a torture cell by Pakistani occupation forces, where she was repeatedly gang raped. This week, Bangladesh Today also speaks to Shahriar Kabir, the executive president of the Forum for Secular Bangladesh and Trial of War Criminals of 1971. Shariar explains the importance of the International War Tribunal for Bangladesh and emphasises as to why its success is necessary to check the spread of rising fundamentalism.
Life Sketch of Bangabandhu, Part 1 বাংলাদেশের অপর নাম শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান। বঙ্গবন্ধু শেখ মুজিবুর রহমানের জীবনপঞ্জীঃ পর্ব ১
PM Narendra Modi's Speech at Election Rally in Nagpur
My father always said that Bengalis made Pakistan and we Punjabis broke Pakistan. Once he said that March 23rd was Pakistan Day, March 26th should be the apology day and December 16th should be the accountability day. Hamid Mir. Executive Editor of Geo TV in Islamabad. Copyright : GEOTV NETWORS.
http://www.4shared.com/audio/QunJ1SUb/Jodi_Raat_Pohale_Shona_Jeto_Ba.html -------------------------------------------------------------- জাতির জনক বঙ্গবন্ধু শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান. (মার্চ ১৭, ১৯২০ - আগস্ট ১৫, ১৯৭৫) বাংলাদেশের অন্যতম প্রধান রাজনৈতিক নেতা, পূর্ব পাকিস্তান থেকে বাংলাদেশ প্রতিষ্ঠার পুরোধা এবং বাংলাদেশের জাতির জনক হিসেবে বিবেচিত। তিনি মাওলানা আব্দুল হামিদ খান ভাসানী প্রতিষ্ঠিত আওয়ামী লীগের সভাপতি, বাংলাদেশের প্রথম রাষ্ট্রপতি এবং পরবর্তীতে এদেশের প্রধানমন্ত্রীর দায়িত্ব পালন করেন। জনসাধারণের কাছে তিনি "শেখ মুজিব" নামে বেশি পরিচিত এবং তার উপাধি হচ্ছে বঙ্গবন্ধু। তার কন্যা শেখ হাসিনা ওয়াজেদ বাংলাদেশ আওয়ামী লীগের বর্তমান সভানেত্রী এবং বাংলাদেশের বর্তমান প্রধানমন্ত্রী। =============================