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Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
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    (March 17, 1920-August 15, 1975)
    Born in Tungipara, Bangladesh
    Bengali activist/politician
    Leader in the Bangladesh Independence Movement
    President (1971-72), Prime Minister (1972-75) and President again (January-August, 1975) of Bangladesh
    Assassinated in a military coup
    He appointed relatives to key government posts.
    Nationalists worried that his dependence on India for financial and military aid threatened to make the country a satellite state.
    He declared the country a secular state, but gave in to Islamic demands to ban alcohol and gambling.
    His government's mishandling of food distribution aggravated a famine in which 1.5 million people died (1974).
    In response to political unrest, he announced a state of emergency, banned opposition parties and declared himself president for life (1975).
    He was a charismatic speaker.
    He was repeatedly jailed by Pakistan for his advocacy of Bengali rights.
    After civilian rule was restored in Bangladesh, his daughter Hasina was elected prime minister (1996).
    In a poll conducted by the BBC's Bengali language service, he was named the 'Greatest Bengali of All Time.' (2004)

Credit: C. Fishel


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    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
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    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
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