Bangabandhu was lucky to have Bangamata as his life partner: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was fortunate enough to have Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib as his life partner who provided him immense strength to work for the independence of the country and the welfare of the people. “It had been the good luck for my father that he got my mother as a ...

Bangabandhu: The man who mapped out our destiny

Shamsad Mortuza: The birth of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 17, 1920, was a momentous occasion that coincided with the changing contours of the subcontinent. Far away from the Great War, which unfurled a complex politics in colonial India and caused the waning of imperial enthusiasm, in a remote village called Tungipara in Gopalgan...

Bangamata played huge role in nation’s freedom struggle

Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib played an unparallel role to shape the thoughts of her husband Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and she contributed extensively to Awami League and the nation’s long struggle for freedom, said academics. “Bangamata played a historic role in the life of Bangabandhu. After Bangabandhu, Bangamata h...

Bangamata, the Unsung Lady Who Backs Bangabandhu Her Whole Life

The person who devoted her whole life with the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was none but Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib. Their marriage was fixed when Mujib was 13 and Begum Fazilatunnesa just three. As his paternal cousin Fazilatunnesa also known as Renu in the family, lost her father then, their paternal grandfather Sheik...

Sheikh Kamal made magnificent contributions to country's culture, sports: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her younger brother Sheikh Kamal had made extensive contributions in the country’s culture and sports arenas. “Sheikh Kamal had made a great contribution after the liberation which helped the country’s culture and sports reach today’s well-heeled position,” she said, taking p...

Ensure sustainable development: HPM Sheikh Hasina calls upon wolrd leaders

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called on world leaders to emphasise sustainable development and warned the adaptation process will fail to provide lasting protection to the most vulnerable countries unless the current trend of climate change is stemmed. The prime minister was addressing a programme commemorating the birth centenary of Bangaba...

Sheikh Rehana narrates tales of her father Bangabandhu's childhood

As the nation commemorated the 101st birth anniversary of its founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, his youngest daughter Sheikh Rehana captivated young minds with the tales of an ordinary boy, full of mischief yet unbridled compassion, who would grow up to become the greatest Bengali to ever live. In an event to mark the occasion ...

Now is the time to move forward: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid tribute to her father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the nation celebrates the birth centenary of its founding father and 50 years of the nation’s independence. Sheikh Hasina inaugurated a 10-day programme on Wednesday, Bangabandhu's birth anniversary, at the National Parade Ground. The curtains...

Bangabandhu, the greatest gift to humanity

Sharif Shahab Uddin: Bangladesh came into being as the Bangabandhu was born. The birth of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib was the demand of the age and the greatest gift for the people of Bangladesh and for the oppressed of the world as well. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib was a life-long crusader for the social, political and economic emancipation of the p...

Birth of Bangladesh: Begum Mujib played a catalyst role

Some people are born to do something for the nation and they love to dedicate themselves to the cause of the people. Bangamata Begum Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib belongs to such rare class of people. It would not be surprising to say that Begum Mujib, the wife of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, played a crucial role at the critical junctures o...

Sheikh Kamal: The architect of modern sports in Bangladesh

Syed Samiul Basher Anik: August 5 is the birthday of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Kamal – who was assassinated with the rest of his family on the fateful night of August 15, 1975, at the age of 26 – would have celebrated his 71st birthday on Wednesday. On this day, Ban...

Sheikh Kamal through the eyes of Bangabandhu

The 71st birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was observed on Wednesday. He was born on August 5, 1949. Bangabandhu, in his books Unfinished Memoirs and Karagarer Rojnamcha (Prison Diary), recounted some memories of his children including Sheikh Kamal. The Unfinished Me...

Sheikh Kamal, my friend

Habibul Haque Khondker: On August 12, 1975, a week after Sheikh Kamal’s 26th birthday, we had our viva voce examination as we were completing our MA final examination in sociology. In our days at Dhaka University, we had an oral examination as the last ritual of academic assessment. We waited outside the room of the chair of the sociology...

Sheikh Kamal could have given a lot to country: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Sheikh Kamal could give to the country much more if he remained alive as he made a significant contribution to the country’s politics, culture and sports with his multifaceted brilliance. “If Kamal (Sheikh Kamal) remained alive today he could have given the country many things. His all-round t...

Sheikh Kamal: An Epitome of Youthful Zeal

Sharif Shahab Uddin: Sheikh Kamal, one of the most prominent organisers of the Liberation War of Bangladesh, was a symbol of the overwhelming spirit of the youth and made a tremendous contribution to keeping the youth on the right track and getting them engaged in the nation-building work of war-ravaged Bangladesh that was a crying need for the...

Sheikh Kamal : A friend, Mentor and Political Compatriot

Omer Selim Sher: I was asked almost 2years ago to write about Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. It is very difficult to write about someone who is three in one to me. I would call him the unsung hero in the history of Bangladesh. He was a very amiable, gentle, brilliantly polite and modest person. Reflection on...

The rising sun of Bangladesh

Sharif Shahab Uddin: Sajeeb Wazed Joy, the proud son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her ICT advisor, has already proved himself as a leader with a great mission and vision by making the Digital Bangladesh initiative a success. Following the footprint of his grandfather, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Joy has dedicated himself to the c...