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Sher-e-Bangla (Tiger of Bengal)

26 October, 2015 04:22
Sher-e-Bangla (Tiger of Bengal)

Abul Kasem Fazlul Huq mostly popular with the title Sher-e-Bangla (Tiger of Bengal) was born on 26 October 1873 in Saturia,  Rajapur located in present-day Jhalokati District in Barisal Division, Bangladesh.

He was the first elected Prime Minister of Bengal under British rule.  A distinguished lawyer and advocate, he served as General Secretary of the Indian National Congress; and was a working committee member of the All India Muslim League. In 1929, he founded the Krishak Praja Party (K.P. P.).

 

He held different political posts including General Secretary of the Indian National Congress (1918-1919), Education Minister (1924), the first Muslim Mayor of Calcutta (1935), Chief Minister of undivided Bengal (1937-1943) and East Pakistan (1954), Home Minister of Pakistan (1955-56), Governor of East Pakistan (1956-58), Food and Agriculture Minister of Pakistan (1958-61).

 

He established the Bangla Academy in Dhaka. A lifelong Bengali nationalist, he is regarded as one of the forerunning leaders in the independence of Bangladesh. Huq is buried on the grounds of the Suhrawardy Udyan in central Dhaka.

Today as birthday of this famous personality, we remmember him with great respect and wish peace of his soul.

 

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