Mashiur Rahman (politician from Rangpur)

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Mashiur Rahman
Prime Minister of Bangladesh
In office
29 June 1978 12 March 1979
President Ziaur Rahman
Deputy Jamal Uddin Ahmad [1]
Preceded by Muhammad Mansur Ali (Acting)
Succeeded by Shah Azizur Rahman
Personal details
Rangpur District, Bengal Presidency, British India
(now in Bangladesh)
Died12 March 1979 (aged 5455)
Political party Bangladesh Nationalist Party (1975)
Other political
Muslim League (Before 1954)
National Awami Party (1954–1975)
Alma mater University of Dhaka

Mashiur Rahman (19241979), also known as Jadu Mia, was a senior minister, with the rank and status of a prime minister in charge of the ministry of Railways, Roads and Highways of the Bangladesh from 29 June 1978 to 12 March 1979. [2]

Bangladesh Country in South Asia

Bangladesh, officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia. While it is the 92nd-largest country, spanning 147,570 square kilometres (56,980 sq mi), it is the world's 8th-most populous country with a population nearing 163 million, making it one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Bangladesh shares land borders with India to the west, north and the east and Myanmar to the east, whereas the Bay of Bengal lies to its south. Dhaka, its capital and largest city, is also the economic, political and the cultural hub of the country. Chittagong, the largest sea port, is the second largest city. The country's geography is dominated by the Ganges delta which empties into the Bay of Bengal the combined waters of several river systems, including those of the Brahmaputra and the Ganges. As a result, the country is criss-crossed by numerous rivers and inland water ways. Highlands with evergreen forests cover the landscape in the northeastern and southeastern regions of the country. The country also features the longest natural sea beach and most of the largest mangrove forest in the world. The country's biodiversity includes a vast array of plants and wildlife, including the endangered Bengal tiger, the national animal.


Early life

Mashiur Rahman Jadu Miah was born in 1924 in Rangpur, British India (Now Khaga Khari Bari village of Dimla Upazila of Nilphamari District, Bangladesh). [2]

Rangpur District District in Rangpur Division, Bangladesh

Rangpur is a district in Northern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Rangpur Division.

Political career

Mashiur Rahman Jadu Mia was an elected member of National Council of Pakistan in 1962 and led the council as deputy leader of the opposition. He was arrested in 1963 for his involvement in the anti-government movement. Before the liberation war, in 1971, Jadu Miah formally declared Bangladesh's independence and called for forming an all-party government at a public gathering at Paltan Maidan on 23 March. He became Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani's deputy leader in the National Awami Party in the same period. [3]

Bangladesh Liberation War Conflict that led to the independence of the majority-Bengali country

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After 1971

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Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Bengali revolutionary, founding father of Bangladesh

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When Ziaur Rahman, who came to power in November 1975, became the 7th President of Bangladesh on 21 April 1977, a ministerial system was reestablished, and Mashiur Rahman served as the Chief Minister with the rank and status of a prime minister in charge of the Ministry of Railways, Roads and Highways of the Bangladesh from 29 June 1978 to 12 March 1979. He was instrumental in the founding of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party. [2] [4] Despite plans and Ziaur Rahman's wish to appoint him prime minister, following his sudden death on 12 March 1979, Shah Azizur Rahman was appointed to the office on 15 April 1979. [5]

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