Biography of Sheikh Hasina, the architect of Digital Bangladesh

Biography of Sheikh Hasina (Birth Identity, Politics, Movement and Struggle, Arrest, Powerful Women)

Biography of Sheikh Hasina

Sheikh Hasina Wazed Birth identity and early life

As the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, he is known all over the world. And today as the 10th head of Bangladesh will be the biography of Sheikh Hasina (birth identity, politics, movement and struggle, arrest, powerful woman) which is very important for us to know.


Although Sheikh Hasina is a name, it carries a history of Bangladesh. Let us know about his birth and identity at the beginning.


Birth and identity

Sheikh Hasina Wazed or Sheikh Hasina who was born on 26 September 1947. Who is currently the only successful Prime Minister of Bangladesh. She is the head of the ruling party in the 10th parliamentary session of Bangladesh and the president or party president of the Awami League, the largest party in Bangladesh. She is the daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the architect of Bangladesh’s independence and the first President of Bangladesh and the father of the Bengali nation. His mother’s name was Sheikh Fazilatunnesa. He was born in Tungipara village of Gopalganj district.


Early life story

The father of the Bengali nation and daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first President of Bangladesh, whom we know as Sheikh Hasina, spent her childhood in Tungipara, her birthplace. His father’s name was Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his mother’s name was Sheikh Fazilatunnesa. He has been living in Dhaka since 1954. He was living with his family at Rajnibos Lane, Mogaltuli, Dhaka at that time. Later, however, he lived with his family in the official residence on Milto Road. In 1956, she was admitted to the Narishiksha Mandir Girls’ School in Tikatuli as the beginning of her educational life. Then they started living in house number 32 of Dhanmondi from October 1, 1971. He and his sister Sheikh Rehana were killed in a military coup in 1965. Sheikh Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehana were in West Germany at the time to study. In 1965 she passed matriculation from Azimpur Girls High School.


After the freedom struggle, he graduated from Dhaka University in 1973. While at the university, he said in 1986. She was married to Wazed Mia and died on 9 May 2009. They had a son Sajib Wazed Joy and a daughter Saima Wazed Putul.


Sheikh Hasina as a politician

After the end of the military rule in 1971, in his absence, he was nominated and elected as the president of the Awami League party. Then in 1982, he declared General Ershad’s ascension to power illegal and entered politics. Then he did not have to look back. Elections were held in 1986 under the military rule of Hussein Mohammad Ershad. He and his party later formed the Ershad Dispute Movement and Ershad resigned in 1990.


However, in 1990, Ershad was forced to resign from power. He had no choice but to resign. In 1991, under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina, a large party entered politics. He outlined a non-partisan caretaker government in 1996, and he won the 1996 election, serving as prime minister from 1996 to 2001. The Awami League lost by a wide margin in 2001 and Sheikh Hasina started the movement again in 2008 on a new issue. 

Sheikh Hasina’s movement in politics

He has been working on various issues of the party since he was nominated as the president of the party in 1981. And after the resignation of Ershad, known as the dictatorial ruler in 1991, he fully led the Awami League party. And in 1991 the Awami League party emerged as a big party. In 1996, the Awami League party joined hands with various other parties and took to the field to demand a caretaker government.


Due to the movement, the caretaker government was actually elected that year, meaning his party was elected in 1996. And Sheikh Hasina became the Prime Minister of Awami League at that time. In 2001, when the BNP, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Jatiya Party and Islami Oikyajot all came together, the Awami League lost the 2001 elections by a wide margin. And for this defeat, Hon’ble Sheikh Hasina blamed various leaders and workers of the party at that time. The then President Sahabuddin Ahmed, along with former Chief Justice and caretaker Prime Minister Latifur Rahman, blamed Chief Election Commissioner MA Saeed for losing the election at the time.


2004 was an important time in Sheikh Hasina’s life

2004 is a very important day in the life of Sheikh Hasina. And that is that on August 21, 2004, while addressing a public meeting in Dhaka, an attempt was made to kill him in a grenade attack. A total of 19 leaders, including his bodyguard and Awami League leader Ivy Rahman, were killed in the attack. Hundreds more were injured in the attack. The judicial investigation was carried out at the time but the investigation referred to it as a foreign conspiracy.


Jail and arrest

Sheikh Hasina was arrested for the first time in her long political life in 2008. During the caretaker government, he was arrested in 2008 by the joint forces from Sheikh Hasina’s residence “Sudha Sadan”. And then he was taken to court and there he was sent to jail without being granted bail. At that time, Sheikh Hasina was detained at the residence of the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Bangladesh as a sub-jail. Before his arrest, he handed over the responsibility of the party to Zillur Rahman. Two cases were filed against Sheikh Hasina. He was jailed in 2006 on charges of murder and extortion of Tk 3 crore, but the case was dropped in December 2006. After his release from prison, he spent several months abroad for treatment. After that he returned to the country and participated in the elections again and prepared for the elections.


Sheikh Hasina as a powerful woman

Sheikh Hasina is also one of the powerful women. And in 2011, her name came up in the 8th place in the list of influential women of the world. According to an online poll conducted by the US-based New York Times magazine in 2010, Sheikh Hasina was ranked 6th out of 10 people in the world. At that time, he came in 6th place behind German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


Sheikh Hasina’s honor

On December 30, 2011, Sheikh Hasina was given a special award and honor by the Bangla Academy at their annual general meeting, which is called the Fellowship Award, as the bearer and carrier of the Bengali language. He was also awarded the Doctor of Literature or D-Lit degree on January 12, 2012 by the University of Tripura, India for his unique contribution to peace and development in South Asia. After winning the seas in 2014, he won the South South Award. On September 26, 2015, at the 70th session of the United Nations, the highest award on environmental issues was received as the Champions of the Earth. He also received the ICT Sustainable Development Award for his outstanding contribution to building a digital Bangladesh.


Criticism of Sheikh Hasina

Sheikh Hasina has had to face a lot of criticism in her long political life. The Padma Bridge scandal is one of the biggest incidents that took place during the rule of the ruling Awami League in Bangladesh. The government is accused of taking large sums of money to hire a company. The allegation was later found to be false and unfounded and was later dismissed by a Canadian court.


Sheikh Hasina’s creations

Outside of politics, he is also known as a writer. So far, his total number of books is about 30. And one of these books is:

(1) Sheikh Mujib is my father

(2) Military vs. democracy

(3) Why are they talking?

(4) Endangered democracy

(5) Black and white

(6) The birth of dictatorship in Bangladesh

(6) Unfinished Autobiography



(10) Our little Russell gold

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