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Famous Politicians from Bangladesh

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List of the most popular, renowned or famous politicians from Bangladesh. List includes the most notable politicians from Bangladesh, along with photos when available. This list of Bengali politicians is alphabetical, but can be sorted by any column and answers the question "what famous politicians are from Bangladesh?" You can click on the names of the famous politicians of Bangladesh in order to get more information about each one. List is made up of politicians like Motiya Chowdhury and Khaleda Zia. You can use this list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. {#nodes}
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    A. K. Fazlul Huq

    Dec. at 89 (1873-1962)

    BirthplaceJhalokati District

    NationalityBangladesh, Pakistan, India

    Abul Kasem Fazlul Huq (26 October 1872 — 27 April 1962) was a Bengali lawyer, legislator and statesman in the 20th century. Huq was a major political figure in British India and later in Pakistan...  more
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    A. K. Khandker

    Age: 90

    BirthplacePabna, Bangladesh


    Abdul Karim Khandker, Bir Uttom (born 1930) is a former planning minister of the Government of Bangladesh. He is a retired diplomat and was the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Bangladesh Armed Forces...  more
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    A. Q. M. Badruddoza Chowdhury

    Age: 88

    BirthplaceBengal Presidency


    Abdul Qasim Mohammad Badruddoza Chowdhury (known as AQM Badrudozza Chowdhury; (listen); born 1 November 1932) served as the President of Bangladesh from 14 November 2001 until his resignation on 21...  more
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    Abdul Hamid

    Age: 76

    BirthplaceMithamain Upazila, Bangladesh


    Mohammad Abdul Hamid (born 1 January 1944) is the current President of Bangladesh. He was elected to his first term in April 2013, and re-elected to his current second term in 2018. Previously he...  more
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    Abdur Rahman Biswas (1 September 1926 – 3 November 2017) was a Bangladeshi politician. He was the President of Bangladesh from 1991 to 1996. Biswas represented Pakistan at the United Nations General...  more
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    Abdur Razzaq

    Dec. at 69 (1942-2011)



    Abdur Razzaq (1 August 1942 – 23 December 2011) was a Bangladeshi politician and member of the Awami League Advisory Council. He was the Minister for Water Resources from 1996 to 2001 in the first...  more
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    Abdus Sattar

    Dec. at 79 (1906-1985)

    BirthplaceBirbhum district, India


    Abdus Sattar (1 March 1906 – 5 October 1985) was a Bangladeshi statesman. A leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), he served as the President of Bangladesh from 1981 to 1982, and earlier...  more
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    Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem

    Dec. at 81 (1916-1997)

    BirthplaceRangpur, Bangladesh, Bangladesh


    Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem (29 March 1916 – 8 July 1997) was a Bangladeshi jurist and statesman. He was first Chief Justice of Bangladesh from 1972 to 1975. He became the President of Bangladesh in the...  more
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    BirthplaceJamalpur District, Bangladesh


    Atiur Rahman is a Bangladeshi economist and author, currently serving as the Governor of Bangladesh Bank, the central bank of the country....  more
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    Delwar Hossain Sayeedi

    Age: 80

    BirthplacePirojpur District, Bangladesh


    Delwar Hossain Sayeedi is an Islamic speaker, lecturer, politician who served as a Member of the Parliament of Bangladesh from 1996 to 2008. He was convicted for committing war crimes during and...  more
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    BirthplaceMunshiganj District, Bangladesh

    NationalityBangladesh, Pakistan, British Raj

    Fakhruddin Ahmed (born 1 May 1940) is a Bangladeshi economist, civil servant, and a former governor of the Bangladesh Bank, the country's central bank.On 12 January 2007, he was appointed as the...  more
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    Ganesh Ghosh

    Dec. at 94 (1900-1994)

    BirthplaceChittagong, Bangladesh


    Ganesh Ghosh (Bengali: গণেশ ঘোষ) (22 June 1900 – 16 October 1994) was a Bengali Indian independence activist, revolutionary and politician....  more
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    Hamida Banu Shova

    Age: 66


    Hamida Banu Shova is the founder and chairperson of Queens University, Bangladesh. She established this university in 1996....  more
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    Humayun Rashid Choudhury

    Dec. at 73 (1928-2001)

    BirthplaceSylhet, Bangladesh


    Humayun Rasheed Choudhury (11 November 1928 – 10 July 2001) was a Bangladeshi career diplomat and Speaker of the Bangladesh National Parliament from 1996 to 2001. He was elected president of the 41st...  more
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    Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy

    Dec. at 71 (1892-1963)

    BirthplaceMidnapore, India

    NationalityBangladesh, Pakistan

    Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (Bengali: হোসেন শহীদ সোহ্‌রাওয়ার্দী; Urdu: حسین شہید سہروردی‎; 8 September 1892 – 5 December 1963) was a Bengali politician and a lawyer who served as the fifth Prime...  more
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    BirthplaceCooch Behar, India

    NationalityBangladesh, Pakistan

    Hussain Muhammad Ershad (Bengali: হুসেইন মুহাম্মদ এরশাদ; 1 February 1930 – 14 July 2019) was a Bangladeshi Army Chief and politician who served as the President of Bangladesh from 1983 to 1990, a...  more
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    Iskander Mirza

    Dec. at 70 (1899-1969)

    BirthplaceMurshidabad, India

    NationalityBangladesh, Pakistan, United Kingdom

    Sahibzada Iskander Ali Mirza (Urdu: اسکندر مرزا‎, Bengali: ইস্কান্দার মির্জা; 13 November 1899 – 13 November 1969), CIE, OSS, OBE, was a Bengali bureaucrat who served as the first President of...  more
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    Junaid Ahmed Palak

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceNatore District, Bangladesh


    Zunaid Ahmed Palak is a Bangladeshi lawyer and politician from the Bangladesh Awami League Party and a member of the Parliamentary Treasury Bench. He is the youngest Member of Parliament in the...  more
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    Khaleda Zia (IPA: kʰaled̪a dʒia; born Khaleda Khanam Putul in 1945) is a Bangladeshi politician who served as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 1991 to 1996, and again from 2001 to 2006. She was...  more
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    Khawaja Nazimuddin

    Dec. at 70 (1894-1964)

    BirthplaceDhaka, Bangladesh

    NationalityBangladesh, Pakistan

    Sir Khawaja Nazimuddin (Urdu: خواجہ ناظِمُ الدّین‎; Bengali: খাজা নাজিমুদ্দীন; 19 July 1894 – 22 October 1964), KCIE, CIE, was a Pakistani politician, conservative figure, and one of the leading...  more
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    Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad

    Dec. at 78 (1918-1996)

    BirthplaceDaudkandi Upazila, Bangladesh


    Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad (also spelled Khandakar Mushtaq Ahmed; c. 1918 – 5 March 1996) was a Bangladeshi politician who served as the President of Bangladesh from 15 August to 6 November 1975, after...  more
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    Latifur Rahman

    Age: 84

    BirthplaceJessore District, Bangladesh


    Latifur Rahman (1 March 1936 – 6 June 2017) was the 10th Chief Justice and the 2nd Chief Adviser of Bangladesh....  more
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    Manikuntala Sen

    Dec. at 76 (1911-1987)



    Manikuntala Sen (Bengali: মণিকুন্তলা সেন; c. 1911–1987) was one of the first women to be active in the Communist Party of India. She is best known for her Bengali-language memoir Shediner Kotha...  more
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    Matia Chowdhury

    Age: 78

    BirthplacePirojpur District, Bangladesh


    Matia Chowdhury (born 30 June 1942) is a Bangladeshi politician, and the incumbent Member of Parliament from Sherpur-2. She is a presidium member of Bangladesh Awami League, and was the Minister of...  more
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    Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury

    Dec. at 78 (1928-2006)

    BirthplaceChandpur District


    Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury (Bengali: মিজানুর রহমান চৌধুরী; 19 October 1928 – 2 February 2006) was a Bengali politician, most notable for serving as Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 9 July 1986, to 27...  more