Famous People

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

The life of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is the saga of a great leader who turned people-power into an armed struggle that created the world's ninth most populous state.  He was born in 1920, and was president from 1972-1975, when he was assassinated, along with 23 of his family members and close assistants, by a group of anti-liberation forces.  The only survivors were his two daughters, Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana.

Khaleda Zia

Khaleda Zia was born in 1945.  She was the first ever woman prime minister from 1991-1996 and again from 2001-2006.  After about 35 years of independence for Bangladesh, she's been the prime minister for 10 of them (the longest period).  She was the 9th, 10th, and 12th prime minister of Bangladesh.

Michael Madhusudan Datta

Michael Madhusudan Datta is a famous 19th century poet and dramatist.  His most famous work, Meghnadh Bodh Kabya is a grand heroic-tragic ballad.  It's quite exceptional in Bengali literature both in terms of style and content.  He also wrote poems about the sorrows of love as spoken by women.