Ghulam Azam

Bangladeshi politician

Ghulam Azam (Bengali: গোলাম আযম; 7 November 1922 – 23 Octobar 2014) was the Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh until 2000.[1][2] Azam hated the idea of independence of Bangladesh during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.[3][4] Azam was convicted for war crimes in July 2013.[5]

Ghulam Azam
Ghulam Azam Office 2009.jpg
Leader of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh
In office
Preceded byMaulana Abdur Raheem
Succeeded byMotiur Rahman Nizami
Personal details
Born(1922-11-07)November 7, 1922
Dhaka, Bengal, British Raj (now Bangladesh)
Died23 October 2014(2014-10-23) (aged 91)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Political partyJamaat-e-Islami
Spouse(s)Afifa Azam
Alma materDhaka University

Azam died in Dhaka, Bangladesh from a stroke, aged 91.[6][7]


  1. "Azam found guilty of Bangladesh war crimes". aljazeera. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  2. Prof. Ghulam Azam Retires Archived 2001-03-06 at the Wayback Machine, Islamic Voice, December 2006.
  3. Uddin, Sufia M. (2006). Constructing Bangladesh: Religion, Ethnicity, And Language in an Islamic Nation. University of North Carolina. p. 169. ISBN 978-0-8078-3021-5.
  4. H. Evans in 'The Post-colonial States of South Asia:Democracy, Development and Identity', edited by A. Shastri and A. Wilson, Palgrave, 2001, p. 71.
  5. "Bangladesh: Islamist leader found guilty of war crimes". euronews. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  6. Staff Correspondent (23 October 2014). "War criminal Golam Azam dies". Daily Prothom Alo. Archived from the original on 23 October 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  7. Julfikar Ali Manik, Moniruzzaman Uzzal (23 October 2014). "War criminal Ghulam Azam dies". Dhaka Tribune.