Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Bangladeshi politician, statesman, and first President of Bangladesh (1920-1975)

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (17 March 1922 - 15 August 1975)[1] was the founding leader of Bangladesh. He was the first and fourth president of Bangladesh. He was also the second prime minister. Rahman was assassinated on 15 August 1975 along with all his family members, except his two daughters.[2] His elder daughter Sheikh Hasina is the current prime minister of Bangladesh.


Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1950.jpg
Rahman in 1950
1st President of Bangladesh
In office
April 11, 1971 (1971-04-11) – January 12, 1972 (1972-01-12)
Prime MinisterTajuddin Ahmad
Preceded byPosition Established
Succeeded byNazrul Islam (acting)
2nd Prime Minister of Bangladesh
4th President of Bangladesh

Early lifeEdit

Rahman was born in Tungipara village of Gopalganj District.[3] His father, Sheikh Lutfur Rahman, was a serestadar, an officer responsible for record-keeping at the Gopalganj civil court. He is the third child of his parents.


  1. "Mujibur Rahman". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  2. "Father of the Nation: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman". Bangladesh High Commission, London. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  3. Harun-or- Rashid (2012). "Rahman, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.