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Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a young football player. Front row third from left (1940).

Sheikh Mujib lived in room 24 of Baker Government Hostel while studying at the Islamia College (now Maulana Azad College) in Kolkata (1946). His room has been transformed into a museum to commemorate his memory.

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the young student leader (standing at the back) and Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy with Mahatma Gandhi in Kolkata. They were there to support Mahatma Gandhi’s protest against the Hindu-Muslim communal riots (1947).

Sheikh Mujib taking his fellow compatriot Shawkat Ali to hospital, who was injured by a police attack in front of the secretariat during a demonstration demanding Bangla as one of the State languages of Pakistan (1948).

After being released from Dhaka Central jail, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman accompanied by his father Sheikh Lutfar Rahman, Shamsul Huq, Yar Mohammed Khan and others on the way to attend the Awami League worker’s meeting (June 26, 1949).

Sheikh Mujib with his political mentor Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (1949).

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with his political compatriots (1952).

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, popular public leader of Pakistan attends Asia & Pacific Rim Peace Conference held in Beijing, China from 2-12 October, 1952.

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his fellow political leaders offering prayers on the street in memory of the Language Movement martyrs (February 21, 1953).

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman addressing a rally organized by Awami Muslim League at Armanitola Maidan (ground) (May, 1953).

As part of their election campaign Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy travelling in Rajshahi by boat (1954).

Chief Minister Sher-e-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Huq administering oath to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as one of the Cabinet members, soon after the historic victory of the United Front (May 15, 1954).

United Front Cabinet members - in the bottom row from left, Khairat Hossain, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sher-e-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Huq, Ataur Rahman Khan, Saratchandra Majumdar, Mahmud Ali. In the top row from right, M. Mansur Ali, Dhirendranath Dutta, Mashiur Rahman, Monoranjan Dhar and Abdur Rahman Khan (1954).

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with his political mentor and the then Prime Minister of Pakistan Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (1956).

Awami League General Secretary Sheikh Mujibur Rahman reads out the welcome address during Chinese Premier Chou En- Lai’s (Zhou Enlai) visit to Dhaka. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Huseyn Shaheed Suhurawardy was present (February 26, 1956).

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman attending the Afro-Asian Cultural Conference in Kagmari, Tangail with Maulana Bhashani, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy and Tofazzal Hossain Manik Miah (February 1957).

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a Cabinet meeting with the Governor of East Pakistan Sher-e-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Huq and the Chief Minister Ataur Rahman Khan (June 7, 1957).

Chief Minister Ataur Rahman Khan and Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with the Indian President Rajendra Prasad during an official visit to New Delhi, India (1957).

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with Mao Tse Tung (Mao Zedong), Head of State and the Chairman of the Communist Party of China (October, 1957).

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivering a fiery speech at a rally denouncing Ayub Khan’s autocratic rule after the release of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy from prison (September 10, 1962).

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman addressing a meeting to protest the Elective Bodies’ Disqualification Order (EBDO) imposed by Pakistani military dictator Ayub Khan (1962).

During the mourning rally in memory of the Language Martyrs, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, Mohiuddin Ahmed and Tajuddin Ahmed (February 21, 1964).

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on behalf of the people of East Pakistan announced the 6-point programme, the charter of freedom of Bengalis in Lahore (February 5, 1966).

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman travelling in a mail train after securing bail from the Sylhet district court (April 23, 1966).

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his way to the Special Tribunal set up in the Dhaka Cantonment to try the Agartala Conspiracy Case (1969).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib seen smiling with his daughter Sheikh Hasina after the Agartala conspiracy case was withdrawn and he was released from prison. With them are his wife Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib and son Sheikh Kamal (1969).

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was conferred with the title ‘Bangabandhu’ at a mammoth rally of students and masses at Race Course Maidan (February 23, 1969).

Bangabandhu addressing a meeting at Tejgaon during the election campaign (1970).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a train rally during the 70s election campaign (1970).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman casting his vote in the historic elections of the 1970 (December 7, 1970).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with Tajuddin Ahmed and seven women leaders of Awami League listening to the 70s election results (1970).

Bangabandhu along with his fellow political leaders on their way to the Race Course Maidan, where the newly elected Awami League members of both national and provincial council would take an oath supporting the 6-point demand (January 3, 1971).

"The struggle this time is for our emancipation. The struggle this time is for our independence"- Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivering his historic 7th March Speech at a huge public rally at Race Course Maidan (Suhrawardy Udyan, March 7, 1971). This 19 minutes-speech has been included in the MEMORY OF THE WORLD INTERNATIONAL REGISTER as a Documentary Heritage of UNESCO.

Bangabandhu waves at people in response to applause at his Dhanmondi 32 residence. Behind him stands his daughter Sheikh Hasina (March 23, 1971).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was arrested and taken to West Pakistan shortly before the start of Operation Search Light on March 25, 1971. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the undisputed leader of the Bengali nation surrounded by Pakistani troops at Karachi airport (April 4, 1971).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the cover of Newsweek Magazine where he was termed as “Poet of Politics” (April 5, 1971).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is being taken to London’s Claridge’s Hotel in London (January 8,1972).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman speaks at a crowded press conference at London’s Claridge’s Hotel hours after his arrival in London on January 8, 1972 following his release from Pakistani prison (January 8, 1972).

British Prime Minister Edward Heath receives the First President of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at 10 downing street (January, 1972).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman acknowledging the reception of a huge gathering of followers upon his landing at the Tejgaon Airport (January 10, 1972).

During Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s homecoming, an overwhelmingly emotional environment is created. Mother of the Nation Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib embraces her husband and his nephew Sheikh Fazlul Hoque Moni adoringly pats his head (January 10, 1972).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman takes oath as the Prime Minister of a free and independent Bangladesh (January 12, 1972).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman greeting the people gathered at the event of Freedom Fighters’ weapon submission in Dhaka Stadium (January 31, 1972).

A freedom fighter submits his weapon to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the Dhaka Stadium (January 31, 1972).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman speaking with an injured freedom fighter at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (1972).

Prime Minister of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivering a speech to an ocean of people at Kolkata’s Brigade Parade Ground (Gorer Math). Behind him sits the Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (February 6, 1972).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman speaks with the family members of the martyred intellectuals, who were demanding justice against the war criminals (1972).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with the outspoken supporter of Bangladesh’s Liberation War, US Senator Edward Kennedy and his wife. Bangabandhu’s three sons; Sheikh kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russel are pictured with them (February 15, 1972).

First observance of Language Martyrs Day in liberated Bangladesh (February 21, 1972).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman scans the inaugural issue of the Daily newspaper Banglar Bani. Beside him is the editor of the publication Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni (February 21, 1972).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman pictured at the Prime Minister’s residence with the world-renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray and prominent artists Shopna Ray, Shyamol Mitra, Joyanta Das, Shumitra Mukherjee, Apple Mahmud, Barun Bakshi and Amal Mukherjee. Also present is Bangabandhu’s son Sheikh Jamal (1972).

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in conversation with the legendary musician Hemanta Mukherjee at his Dhanmondi residence. Present with him were his daughters Sheikh Hasina, Sheikh Rehana and grandson Sajeeb Wazed (February, 1972).

Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Moscow (March 1, 1972).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s address at the Kremlin, Soviet Union (March, 1972).

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman observes the exit parade of the Indian Army stationed in Bangladesh (March 12, 1972).

Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman welcoming the Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at Dhaka Airport (Old Airport, Tejgaon) (March 17, 1972).

Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, his wife Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib and their youngest son Sheikh Russel with Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi during her visit to Bangladesh (March 17, 1972).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family with the visiting Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (March 18, 1972).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib and the Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (March 1972).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman speaks at the Constituent Assembly (April 10, 1972).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman blesses a young student, Jennifer Eli, Of the Rangpur Girls School at the Rangpur Circuit House (May 11, 1972).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivering a speech on his receiving the lifetime membership of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (May 6, 1972).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in conversation with the UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim (November 27, 1972).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with the teams: Bangabandhu 11 and the President 11. Pictured before The first match of the first football league in independent Bangladesh (February 13, 1972).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family with Indian army personnel Major Ashok Kumar Tara, who rescued Bangabandhu’s family from Pakistani captivity right after Bangladesh’s victory.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with his eldest daughter Sheikh Hasina and his grandson Sajeeb Wazed at his Dhanmondi residence.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman speaks at a general meeting of Bangladesh Awami League at the Indira stage in Suhrawardy Udyan (Formerly Race Course Maidan).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with the four national leaders and supporters.

Artists adorn the head of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with “Mathal” (a special farmers hat) after a show of the popular folk music “Gambhira” (January 10, 1973).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman takes oath as the Prime Minister for the second time following the first elections held in an Independent Bangladesh (March 16, 1973).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Commonwealth Head of Government Conference at Ottawa, Canada (August 1973).

Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with Zambia's President Kenneth Kaunda (August 3, 1973).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman addresses the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit Conference in Algeria (September, 1973).

Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in conversation with Syrian President Hafiz al-Assad (September 5, 1973).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Algiers, Algeria (1973).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman embracing Anwar el-Sadat, the President of Egypt (1973).

Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with His Majesty the Saudi King Faisal in Algeria. Following the meeting Bangladeshis received permission to perform the Holy Hajj (1973).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman receiving the guard of honor on his visit to Japan. Present with him is the Prime Minister of Japan Kakuei Tanaka (October, 1973).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman receives an embroidered “Ghilaf” (ceremonial cloak) at the mausoleum of Hazrat Abdul Quader Jilani (R) (October, 1974).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in conversation with His Majesty King Abdul Halim of Malaysia (December 3, 1973).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with his parents and family.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman enjoying a typical meal at home in the presence of his wife Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman among the cyclone affected people, listening to the stories of their suffering (1974).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with his beloved parents Sheikh Lutfar Rahman and Sheikh Sayera Khatun.

Mother Sayera Khatun hugs her beloved son ‘Khoka’ (Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman picking his grandchild Sajeeb Wazed.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman speaking at the Bangla Literary Conference (February, 1974).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman presented with a calligraphy of the Holy Quran by the delegates of a visiting Egyptian trade mission.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the OIC meeting in Lahore (February 23, 1974).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with the Burmese President Ne Win (April 28, 1974).

Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with Senegalese President Léopold Sédar Senghor (May, 1974).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman during the signing of Mujib-Indira Treaty (May 16, 1974).

A smiling Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman during the signing of Mujib-Indira treaty (May 16, 1974).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman welcomes the Indian President VV Giri during his visit to Bangladesh (June 15, 1974).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman addresses the United Nations General Assembly at New York in BANGLA for the first time (September 24, 1974).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with the United States President Gerald Ford at the White House (October 1, 1974).

Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with Iraqi President Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr (October 8, 1974).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with Saddam Hussein and members of Iraq's Revolutionary Command Council (October, 1974).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with the Emir of Kuwait (November 10, 1974).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the founding father and ruler of United Arab Emirates (December 18, 1974).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman speaking at the first national congress of Juboleague (1974).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with the eminent poet 'Polli Kobi' Jasimuddin.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a private moment with his daughter Sheikh Hasina & son Sheikh Russel and his grandchildren Sajeeb Wazed & Saima Wazed Hossain.

Youngest son Sheikh Russel in the embrace of his father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with his ailing father Sheikh Lutfar Rahman (1975).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a meeting of his Cabinet.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with Badrunnesa Ahmed, Sajeda Chowdhury, Ivy Rahman, Sahara Khatun, Momtaj Begum, Duniya Begum, Khaleda Khanom and other women leaders of Awami League at the Ganabhaban.

On the way to his office, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman greets the crowd.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returns to Bangladesh after a successful visit abroad. One of his closest compatriots, Syed Nazrul Islam, is unable to contain his excitement and receives him on the stairs of the airplane itself.

Children flocking at the Ganabhaban on the occasion of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birthday. Beside Bangabandhu are his military secretary Colonel Jamil & his private secretary Mohammed Farashuddin (March 17, 1975).

On the occasion of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birthday, Sheikh Kamal, representing the Abahani Sporting Club, receives his father with garlands (March 17, 1975).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman receiving the guard of honor after launching the Betbunia ground satellite center. Beside him is the Prime Minister M. Mansur Ali (June 14, 1975).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, his daughter Sheikh Hasina, with his eldest son Sheikh Kamal and daughter-in-law Sultana Kamal on their wedding ceremony (July 14, 1975).

Sheikh Hasina offers a drink to Sheikh Kamal’s wife Sultana Kamal. Sitting content beside them is father-in-law Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (July, 1975).

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with his son Sheikh Jamal on the day of his wedding to Parvin Jamal Rosy, just three days after the marriage of his eldest son Sheikh Kamal. Also present are Sheikh Kamal and his wife Sultana Kamal (July 17, 1975).

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the architect of Bangladesh, was assassinated by a handful of army renegades as part of a larger national and international political conspiracy hatched by anti-liberation forces in the pre-dawn hours of August 15. They murdered in cold blood every member of his family except his daughters Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana, who by fortune alone were abroad at that time. Bangladesh observes August 15 as the National Mourning Day and remembers the noblest and the greatest Bengali who ever lived, through his spirit, ideology, courage and love for the people of his nation.