22, Apr 2021
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, shortened as Sheikh Mujib or just Mujib, was a Bangladeshi politician and statesman. He is called the "Father of the Nation" in Bangladesh. He served as the first President of Bangladesh and later as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 17 April 1971 until his assassination on 15 August 1975
|Full Name||Sheikh Hasina Wazed|
|Famous For||Prime Minister of Bangladesh|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Eye Colour||Lavendar Grey|
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Political Party||Bangladesh Awami League
|Other Political Affilations||Grand Alliance (2008–present)|
|Political Journey||1981: Elected as Chairperson of the ‘Awami League Party’.
1991: Became the Leader of the Opposition in the Fifth Parliament of Bangladesh.
1996: Elected and sworn in as the second female Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
2001: Lost the elections and led the party opposing the government for the next seven years.
2009: Elected as Prime Minister for the second time.
2014: Elected as Prime Minister for the third time.
|Biggest Rival||Khaleda Zia|
|Date of Birth||28 September 1947|
|Age (as in 2018)||71 Years|
|Birthplace||Tungipara, Gopalganj District, East Bengal, Dominion of Pakistan (Now, in Bangladesh)|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Libra|
|Hometown||Tungipara Upazila, Bangladesh|
|School||Ajimpur Girls’ School|
|College/University||Eden Mohila College
University of Dhaka
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||1997: Honorary Degree of Doctor of Law by the Boston University & Honorary Doctor of Law by the Waseda University, Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Liberal Arts by University of Abertay Dundee of the United Kingdom
1998: The Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize by the UNESCO, Mother Teresa Award by the All India Peace Council, M.K. Gandhi Award by the Mahatama M K Gandhi Foundation of Oslo, Norway
2000: Pearl S. Buck Award '99 by Randolph Macon Women's College of USA
2009: Indira Gandhi Prize
2014: UNESCO Peace Tree Award for her commitment to women's empowerment and girl's education
2015: UN environment Prize in New York, ICT in Sustainable Development Award by The International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
2016: Agent of Change Award, Planet 50-50 Champion honour for her outstanding contributions to women empowerment
2018: Global Women's Leadership Award for her outstanding leadership in women's education and entrepreneurship in Bangladesh
|Controversies||• In 2007, Hasina was arrested for the charges of extortion. The Anti-Corruption Commission sent notices to both Hasina and Khaleda Zia, notifying them to provide details of their assets to the Commission within one week.
• In the same year (2007), an additional case was filed against Hasina by the Anti-Corruption Commission regarding a contract for the construction of a power plant in 1997, for which she allegedly took a bribe of 30 million takas.
• On 11 April 2007, the police filed murder charges against Hasina, alleging her to be the mastermind behind the killing of four supporters of a rival political party in October 2006. The four alleged victims were beaten to death during encounters between the Awami League and rival party activists.
• Padma Bridge Scandal is the largest political scandal in Bangladesh that involved the ruling Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina's Awami League's government who allegedly borrowed a large amount of money from the Canadian construction company SNC-Lavalin in exchange for tendering them the construction contract. After this, The World Bank brought down a project of building Bangladesh's largest bridge, citing corruption concerns, cancelling a $1.2bn (£764m) credit for road-rail bridge over the Padma River. To which Hasina claimed that an MD of a bank from the USA provoked the World Bank to cancel the loan. Though in 2017, an Ontario (Canada) Superior court justice dismissed the bribery-conspiracy case for lack of any proof.
|Boys, Affairs and More|
|Husband/Spouse||Late M.A. Wazed Miah (1968-2009), a Nuclear Scientist
|Children||Son- Sajeeb Wazed Joy (Businessman, Politician)
Daughter- Saima Wazed Hossain (Autism Activist)
|Parents||Father- Mujibur Rahman (politician)
Mother- Fazilatunnesa Mujib
|Siblings||Brother(s)- 3 (All were younger and all have died)
Sister- Sheikh Rehana (Younger)
|Net Worth (approx.)||₹100 crore|
Sheikh Hasina’s Family