Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
- Popularly referred to as ''Bangabandhu'' or the 'friend of Bangladesh', Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was one of the tallest leaders of Bangladesh.
- Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's birth anniversary is celebrated as the National Children's Day in the country.
- Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born on March 17, 1920.
- He is considered as the "architect of independent Bangladesh" and the 'father of Bangladesh".
- In 1949, he joined the Awami League, a political party which advocated greater autonomy for East Pakistan.
- Rahman played an important role in the six-point movement and the Anti-Ayub movement.
- In 1970, his party secured an absolute majority in the Pakistani general elections.
- The election results were not honoured, leading to a bloody civil war, and Sheikh Mujib declared Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan on March 26, 1971.
- India under then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi provided full support to Rahman and Bangladesh’s independence movement, resulting in the creation of a sovereign government at Dhaka in January 1971.