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MUJIBUR REHMAN,SHEIKH

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (Bengali: শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান Shekh Mujibur Rôhman) (March 17, 1920 – August 15, 1975) was a Bengali nationalist politician and the founder of Bangladesh. He headed the Awami League, served as the first President of Bangladesh and later became its Prime Minister of Bangladesh. He is popularly referred to as Sheikh Mujib (shortened as Mujib or Mujibur, not Rahman), and with the ho ...more

AWAMI LEAGUE

AWAMI LEAGUE. As one of Bangladesh's two major political parties, the Awami ("people's") League led the country's war of independence against Pakistan in 1971, under the charismatic Shaikh Mujibur Rahman (1920-1975), affectionately called the Banglabandhu or "Friend of Bengal." It is a secularly oriented, left-leaning political organization. Its party symbol, the boat, symbolizes the river-based life of the r ...more

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