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Sheikh Hasina


The honorable 2nd term prime minister of the people’s republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina was born at Tungipara in the district of Gopalganj on the 28th September, 1947. She is a Muslima. According to FORBES she is one of The Most Powerful Women In Politics For 2014. She is still now trying to establish women rights in Bangladesh. She is the eldest of 5 children of the founder of independent Bangladesh and Father of the nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She graduated from the University of Dhaka in 1973.
In addition, she served on the student’s union of Government intermediate girl’s college as vice president. She was also secretary of the students’ league unit, as well as being a member of the students’ league unit at Dhaka University. Right from her student days she has been in active participation in every mass movement.

When the father of the nation , Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was martyred along with his family members on the 15th of August in 1975,  Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana, her younger sister were in west Germany at the time and as such were the only survivors. She later traveled to the United Kingdom in 1980 where she began her movement against autocratic rule at the time. She was unanimously elected to serve as president of the Bangladesh Awami league in 1981 in absent as she was forced into exile in New Delhi. She returned home on the 17th day in May 1981, ending six year in exile.


She received many awards and recognition, among which was the conferment of the degree of “Doctor of Law” by the Boston University in the USA on 6 February 1997 and the honorary Doctor of Law by the Waseda University in japan on 4 July 1997. The University of Abertay Dundee of the United Kingdom conferred on her the honorary “Doctorate of Philosophy” in liberal arts on the 25th October 1997. Visva-Vharati University of west Bengal, India conferred on her the honorary degree of “Desikottama” (doctor of literature, honoris causa) on 28 January 1999. The Australian national University also conferred on her the “Doctor of Laws“, honoris causa in the light of her innovative contributions in the service of society on 20 October 1999. For her outstanding contributions towards peace and democracy, Dhaka University conferred on her the honorary “Doctor of Laws” on 18 December 1999. For her decisive role in establishing democracy and for protecting human rights and ensuring peace, the world famous catholic university of Brussels, Belgium awarded her with an honorary doctorate degree on 4th February 2000. Sheikh Hasina has also been conferred honorary “Doctor of Humane Letters” by the Bridgeport University, USA on the 5th of September 2000. She has been awarded UNESCO’s “Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize” in 1998 for her remarkable efforts to bringing peace by ending the 25 year conflict in Chittagong hill tract through her display of political courage and statesmanship.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the 9th of April 2000 received the prestigious Pearl S. buck award ’99 in recognition of her courage, vision, and her achievement in the political, humanitarian and economic fields by the Randolph Macon Woman’s College of USA. The Food and agriculture organization (FAO) awarded the prestigious CERES medal to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her efforts to fight hunger on 2nd August 1999. The Mother Theresa Award was given to her in 1998 by the all India peace council. For her promoting the growth of grassroots democracy in Bangladesh, and her contributions to promoting communal understanding and non violent religious harmony, Sheikh Hasina was awarded the M K Gandhi award in Oslo by the Mahatma M K Gandhi foundation. The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International named Sheikh Hasina a Paul Harris fellow. The international association of lion clubs gave her a medal of distinction in 1996-1997 and 1998-99. She also received the head of state medal in 1996-97.

Sheikh Hasina has authored many books some of which are development of the masses.Here are some of them:

  • The Origin of Autocracy
  • Why are they Street Children
  • My Dream My Struggle
  • Miles to Go
  • People and Democracy
  • Elimination of Poverty and Some Thoughts

She has also performed the holy Hajj and Umrah a couple of times. She has one daughter named Saima Wazed Putul, a global autism advocate of World Health Organization (WHO) and a son Sajib Wazed Joy ICT consultant.

At a glance :
  • Full name                 : Sheikh Hasina
  • Country                    : Bangladesh
  • Date of Birth           : 28th day of September, 1947
  • Place of Birth          : Tungipara, Gopalganj
  • Age                           : 67
  • Known for               : Politician, Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  • Fan page                  : not found
  • Official Website     : http://www.albd.org/

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Khaleda Zia

Khaleda Zia

Khaleda Zia was the Bangladesh’s first female prime minister governing the country from 1991-1996 and again from 2001-2006. At present she leads the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), one of the largest political party of Bangladesh. She was born in 15 August, 1945 in Dinajpur district in North Western Bangladesh.
She married Ziaur Rahman a then captain in the Pakistani army in 1960. Ziaur Rahman established the BNP to move away from military rule towards democracy.
After her husband’s assassination in 1981, Khaleda Zia began her political career. She was elected chairman of the BNP in 1984. She then spent the next 7 years fighting against General Hossain Mohammad Ershad’s military government. She was arrested several times and endured political harassment. The BNP, though an opposition party didn’t compromise its principles for the sake of forming a political alliance with the ruling military government under her leadership.

When General Ershad resigned in 1990, the BNP won election the next year. Khaleda Zia became prime minister in 1991 after securing the majority votes from parliament. PM Zia worked on education, environmental and gender issues during her first term. Credit goes to her for instituting compulsory primary school education and free education for girls up to grade 10.
In 1996, the BNP lost to Sheikh Hasina‘s “Awami League” in the 1996 elections, the party however garnered enough votes to become the leading opposition parity. During this period the BNP entered into alliances with other parties. An alliance that was large enough to see them win a majority vote in the 2001 elections.

Allowing Khaleda Zia to become prime minister for the second time. Forbes ranked her #33 in its list of 100 most powerful women in 2006. She tried to make the better Bangladesh in her ruling period. Her term as prime minster came to a close in 2006. She ran again for political office in the 2008 elections but lost to Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League.

At a glance:
  • Full name                 : Khaleda Zia
  • Country                    : Bamgladesh
  • Date of Birth           : 15 August, 1945
  • Place of Birth          : Dinajpur, Bangladesh
  • Age                           : 69
  • Known for               : Politician, first female prime minister of Bangladesh
  • Fan page                  : https://www.facebook.com/khaleda.zia
  • Official Website      : http://bangladeshnationalistparty-bnp.org/

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Tahmima Anam


Tahmima Anam was born in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, and experienced childhood in Paris, Bangkok as well as New York. She holds a PhD. social anthropology from Harvard University, one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Her writing skill is amazing and has been published in Granta, the New York Times, the Financial Times and the Guardian. Her first novel is “A Golden Age”, was the winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. She lives in London as well as Dhaka. She is a Muslimah and her social philosophy is appeared in her writing as well.

Tahmima Anam turned into a helping sentiment author for The International New York Times in the fall of 2013. She is the creator of the Bengal Trilogy, which narratives three eras of a Bangladeshi family, from the war of freedom to the present day.
Tahmima Anam was born in 8 October, 1975 Dhaka, Bangladesh. But she brought up in Paris, New York City and Bangkok.  Her father is Mahfuj Anam, the editor and the publisher of the Daily Star news paper of Bangladesh. Though she was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1975, Ms. Anam was brought up in Paris, New York City and Bangkok. She learned at Mount Holyoke College and Harvard University, where she got a Ph.d. in social anthropology in 2005.

Her first novel, “A Golden Age” published in 2007, was short-recorded for The Guardian First Book Award and a Costa Book Award for best first novel, and won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. It was followed in 2011 by “The Good Muslim.”  She is grinding away on the final volume of the trilogy.

Ms. Anam was one of the Granta magazine’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2013. Her writing has been published in the British political and cultural magazine “The New Statesman”, The Guardian and The New York Times.

At a glance :

  • Full name                 : Tahmima Anam
  • Country                    : Bangladesh
  • Date of Birth            : 8 October, 1975
  • Place of Birth          : Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Age                           : 39
  • Known for                : Writer, Columnist, Journalist
  • Fan page                  : not found
  • Official Website      : not found

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Wasfia Nazreen


Wasfia Nazreen is a mountaineer and unmistakable female activist of Bangladesh; she is a social specialist and an author. She is known for her peaceful battles to bring issues to light of sex workers, indigenous people groups and other minority bunches. She is the first Bangladeshi women to endeavor the Seven Summits. Her work has attracted noteworthy thoughtfulness regarding the situation of the hindered.
Wasfia was chosen as the first ever Goodwill Ambassador of BRAC, a famous non government organization of Bangladesh, a universal improvement association and the biggest non-administrative advancement association on the planet. She is additionally the adolescent representative for JAAGO Foundation. She was born 27 October 1982.

Wasfia Nazreen arrived at the most astounding crest of the Mount Everest at 26 May, 2012. This is surprisingly a performance of a Bangladeshi woman with no other equals has headed an endeavor to the highest point of the world after she began her excursion on March 26 to check the Bangladesh’s 40th year of freedom.
The unstoppable Wasfia on Saturday arrived at the South summit with American guide Chris Klinke and two sherpas Nima Gyurme Dorje and Kusang Sherpa, as per the endeavor’s Facebook fan page ‘Bangladesh On Seven Summits’. She said, “We got our freedom, however we, women, are as of now fighting for flexibility. This is to the women of Bangladesh who bold their lives consistently for flexibility, peace and uniformity,” Rakshand cited Wasfia as saying.

As a feature of the Bangladesh on Seven Summits fight, she has effectively finish two mainland’s, the past one being Aconcagua, the second most astounding of the Seven summits and the most elevated point outside the Himalayas.

At a glance :

  • Full name                 : Wasfia Nazreen
  • Country                    : Bangladesh
  • Date of Birth           : 27 October 1982
  • Place of Birth          : Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Age                           : 32
  • Known for               : Mountaineer, Goodwill Ambassador of BRAC, Social Worker,
  • Fan page                  : https://www.facebook.com/WasfiaNazreen
  • Official Website     : http://wasfianazreen.com/home.html

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