Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (8 September 1892 – 5 December 1963) was a Bengali politician and statesman in the first half of the 20th-century.
He served as the Premier of Bengal in British India and was the fifth Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Shere-e-Bangla Fazlul Huq
Abul Kasem Fazlul Huq (6 October 1873—27 April 1962); popular with the title Sher-e-Bangla (Tiger of Bengal), was the first elected Prime Minister of Bengal during British rule and one of the leading democratically elected popular statesmen in the Muslim world during the first half of the 20th-century. A lawyer and advocate, Huq served as General Secretary of the Indian National Congress and was a member of the Working Committee of the All India Muslim League. In 1929, he founded the social democratic Agriculturalist Tenant Party, which sought to abolish the zamindari system in Bengal and emancipate the Bengali Muslim peasantry from feudalism.
Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani was a popular political leader in British India, Pakistan and later in Bangladesh. He remained a rural-based and non-colonially educated politician revered for selflessness and solidarity with the oppressed.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (17 March 1920 – 15 August 1975) was a preeminent Bengali nationalist leader of Bangladesh. He headed the Awami League and was the first President of Bangladesh during the Bangladesh Liberation War, and later became Prime Minister in independent Bangladesh. He is popularly referred to as Sheikh Mujib (shortened as Mujib or Mujibur, not Rahman), with the honorary title of Bangabandhu (বঙ্গবন্ধু Bôngobondhu, “Friend of Bengal“). His eldest daughter, Sheikh Hasina, is the present leader of the Awami League and the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
Tajuddin Ahmed (July 23, 1925 – November 3, 1975) was a Bangladeshi statesman and freedom fighter. He served as the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh and lead the wartime Provisional Government during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. Ahmad is regarded as one of the most influential and instrumental figures in the birth of Bangladesh, due to his leadership of the provisional government in 1971, in which he united the various political, military and cultural forces of Bangladeshi nationalism.
Ziaur Rahman (19 January 1931 – 30 May 1981) was a Bangladeshi politician who served as the 7th President of Bangladesh from 21 April 1977 until his death in 30 May 1981. He is popularly known as Zia.He was one of the earliest announcer of the Bangladesh Liberation War. He formed and was commander of the Central Sector, BDF (Bangladesh Defense Forces) Sector 11, during the nations war of independence in 1971. Later turned politician, he formed one of the largest political parties, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party in 1978.
Sheikh Hasina Wazed
Sheikh Hasina (born 28 September 1947) is the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh, in office since January 2009. She previously served as Prime Minister from 1996 to 2001, and she has led the Bangladesh Awami League since 1981. She is the eldest of five children of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father and first President of Bangladesh, and widow of the nuclear scientist M. A. Wazed Miah.
Begum Khaleda Zia
Begum Khaleda Zia (born 15 August 1945) is a Bangladeshi politician who was the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 1991 to 1996 and again from 2001 to 2006. When she took office in 1991, she was the first woman in the country’s history and second in the Muslim world (after Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan in 1988–1990) to head a democratic government as prime minister. Khaleda Zia was the First Lady of Bangladesh during the presidency of her late husband Ziaur Rahman. She is the chairperson and leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) which was founded by her late husband President Ziaur Rahman in the late 1970s.