Motiur Rahman Nizami

Bangladeshi politician

Motiur Rahman Nizami (Bengali: মতিউর রহমান নিজামী; 31 March 1943 – 11 May 2016)[1][2] was a Bangladeshi politician, preacher and the former leader of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami. He was the Member of Parliament of Pabna constituency from 1991 to 1996 and again from 2001 to 2006. He also served as the Bangladeshi Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Industry. He is the third minister of Bangladesh to be hanged.[3]

Motiur Rahman Nizami
Leader of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami
In office
2000 – 11 May 2016
Preceded byGhulam Azam
Succeeded byTBA
Minister of Agriculture
In office
10 October 2001 – 22 May 2003
Minister of Industries
In office
22 May 2003 – 28 October 2006
Member of Parliament
for Pabna-1
In office
1 October 2001 – 28 October 2006
Preceded byProfessor Abu Sayed
Succeeded byMd. Shamsul Haque
Majority135,982 (57.68%)
In office
27 February 1991 – 16 February 1996
Succeeded byAbu Sayed
Majority55,707 (36.85%)
Personal details
Born(1943-03-31)31 March 1943
Santhia Upazila, Pabna, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died11 May 2016(2016-05-11) (aged 73)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Cause of deathCapital punishment
Political partyJamaat-e-Islami
Spouse(s)Shamsunnahar Nizami
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka

On 29 October 2014 he was sentenced to death for war crimes in 1971 liberation war of Bangladesh by the International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh.[4] It has been though that he was the supreme commander of the militia group Al-Badr during the Bangladesh Liberation War.[5]

He was hanged at Dhaka Central Jail on 11 May 2016, aged 73.[6]


  1. Mohiuddin Faruq (May 5, 2016). "Noose tightens on Nizami for war crimes as Bangladesh Jamaat chief loses last legal battle". Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  2. "Bangladesh hangs Jamaat-e-Islami chief Nizami for 1971 war crimes to protect Pakistan". Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  3. "Bangladesh hangs Jamaat-e-Islami chief Nizami for 1971 war crimes to protect Pakistan". Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  4. "Bangladesh Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami sentenced to death". BBC News. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  5. Karlekar, Hiranmay (13 December 2005). Bangladesh: The Next Afghanistan?. Sage. p. 152. ISBN 978-0761934011.
  6. "Nizami executed". Prothom Alo. Archived from the original on 2016-05-11. Retrieved 2016-05-10.