A.K. Fazlul Huq

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A.K. Fazlul Huq

A.K. Fazlul Huq

A.k. Fazlul Huq: Abul Kasem Fazlul Haq (October 26,1873- April 27, 1962), often referred to as Sher-e- Bangla was a well-known Bengali statesman in the first half of the twentieth century.

He held numerous political posts, including those of General Secretary of Indian national Congress (1918-1919), Education Minister (1924), the first Muslim Mayor of Calcutta (1935), Chief Minister of undivided Bengal (1937-1943) and East Bengal(1954), Home Minister of Pakistan (1955), and Governor of East Pakistan (1956-1958).

A.K. Fazlul Haq proved a rare figure in the Independence and partition era of the history of the India Sub Continent. He became the first Muslim Mayor of Kolkata. As a scholar, he sought to build bridges between Muslim and Hindu, writing Understanding the Muslim Mind. He is remembered as a fierce advocate of the independence of Pakistan and Bangladesh, the “Bengal Tiger” nickname stuck. Huq sought to unite Muslims and Hindus communities under a shared banner. He was a important person of Bangladesh.

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