Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Bangabadhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Bangabadhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman provided a rabble rousing charismatic leadership (Ali, 1973). He was a Bangali nationalism politician and the founder of Banlgadesh. He headed the awai League, served as the first president of Bangladesh and later became it’s Prime Minister of Bangladesh. He is popularly refered to as Sheikh Mujib and with the hoorary litle of Bangabandhu. It has been observed that “No man in the entire history of modern world except Mao for different reasons has hypnotized his people as Mujib did”. He was usually dressed in long flowing Punjabi, Pyjama and balck jacket- used to be called “Mujib Coat”. He was dedicated leader, “ a loving father” and an understanding comrade. A student political leader, Mujib rose in East Bengali politics and within the ranks of the Awami League as a charismatic and forceful orator. A advocate of socialism, Mujib became popular for his leadership against the ethnic and institutional discrimination of Bengalis. He demanded increased provincial autonomy and became a fierce opponest of the military rule of Ayub Khan. At the heightening of sectional tensions, Mujib outlined a 6-point autonomy plan, which was seen as separatism in West Pakistan. He was tried in 1968 for allegedly conspiring  with the Indian governmet but was no found guilty. Despite leading his party to a major victory in the 1970 elections. Mujib was not invited to form the government. This was the party that eventually led us to the independence movement in 1971 again under the leadership of none other than Bangabandhu sheikh Mujibor Rahman was not just a political colossus but who standing tall and with a commanding physical presence was literally larger than life.


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