Early life

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born in Tungipara, a village in Gopalganj District in the province of Bengal in British India, to Sheikh Lutfur Rahman, a serestadar, an officer responsible for record-keeping at the Gopalganj civil court. He was born into a native Bengali family; and unlike the tradition of Arabic and foreign ancestry popular among the Pakistani counterparts, he was fiercely proud of being a Bengali. He was the third child in a family of four daughters and two sons.

Begum Fazilatunnessa

Wife of Bangobondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Born at Tungipara, Gopalganj, August 8,1930 married to Bangobondhu at a very young age.

Sheikh Hasina

Sheikh Hasina was born on 28th September, 1947 in Tungipara, a remote village under Gopalganj district, which is also the birthplace of the Father of the Nation Bangobondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She is the eldest daughter of Bangobondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Her mother Begum Fazilatunnesa was widely respected as a tender-hearted lady and for her love for the poor and needy people.

Sheikh Kamal

Sheikh Kamal (august 5, 1949-august15,1975) was the son of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding leader of Bangladesh.

Sheikh Rehana

Sheikh Rehana is the youngest daughter of Bangobondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Photo taken on the 18th January, 1971 at Paltan

Bangobondhu's second son . Born at Tungipara, Gopalganj, April 28, 1954. Sheikh Jamal was the second son of Bangobondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding leader of Bangladesh.

Sheikh Russel

Bongobondhu's youngest son. Born at Dhaka, October 18, 1964. At the time of his death, Russel was a student of Class Four at Dhaka University Laboratory School.

Educational Background

Year Degree Institution
1942 Entrance Passed Entrance (currently SSC - Secondary School Certificate) Examination from the Mission High School, Faridpur.
1944 Intermediate Higher Secondary Certificate Examination from Calcutta Islamia College, Calcutta.
1947 BA Obtained Bachelor of Arts from Calcutta Islamia College (History and Political Science) under Calcutta University.
1948 Law Took admission in the Law Department of Dhaka University.