Abu Saleh Mohammad Mustafizur Rahman

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Abu Saleh Mohammad Mustafizur Rahman (8 January 1934 – 30 November 1996) was a lieutenant colonel of the Bangladesh Army, a Jatiya Sangsad member of Parliament representing the Khulna-2 and Bagerhat-2 constituencies and a government minister.[1]

A S M Mustafizur Rahman
আ স ম মুস্তাফিজুর রহমান
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
20 March 1991 – January 1996
Preceded byAnisul Islam Mahmud
Succeeded byAbdus Samad Azad
Ministry of Home Affairs
In office
1979 – 27 November 1981[1]
Member of Parliament
In office
5 March 1991 – March 1996
Preceded bySheikh Sahidul Islam
Succeeded byMir Shakawat Ali Daru
In office
Preceded bySheikh Abdur Rahman
Succeeded byMohammad Mohsin
Personal details
Born(1934-01-08)8 January 1934
Bagerhat, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died30 November 1996(1996-11-30) (aged 62)
Alma mater
Military service
Branch/service Bangladesh Army
Years of service1955–1973
RankLieutenant Colonel

Early lifeEdit

Rahman was born on 8 January 1934 at Ranabijoypur in Bagerhat in the then Bengal Presidency. His father Khan Bahadur Bazlur Rahman was a custom commissioner. He studied in St. Xavier's Collegiate School in Kolkata, West Bengal. He studied further in St. Gregory's School in Dhaka, East Bengal and later joined Dhaka College. He graduated from Peshawar University.[1]


Rahman joined Pakistan army as a cadet in 1952 and received his commissioned on 13 March 1955. He started his career in the army in the Fifth Baloch Regiment. In 1956 he was selected to be an artillery officer. He worked in the Inter Service Detective Branch. He completed his PSC degree from the Command and Staff College in Queta, Pakistan in 1962. After the independence of Bangladesh, he joined the Bangladesh army and was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1973. He retired from service soon after.[1]

Rahman started his political career after retirement from the army. President Ziaur Rahman placed him in charge of the Ministry of Home in 1977. In 1978 he was made the Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 1979 he was elected to parliament from Bagerhat-2 from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party. he served as the Home Minister till 27 November 1981. He was the Commerce Minister in the Abdus Sattar Cabinet. He was elected as general secretary of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party in 1985.[1]

In 1991, Rahman was elected to parliament and served subsequently as the foreign minister from March 1991 to March 1996.[2] He served as the president of Gulshan Rotary Club and Cricket Control Board. He was a former chairman of National Sports Control Board and Mohammedan Sporting Club and Brothers Union Club. In 1993 he received the Gawanghwa Medal from the South Korean government.[1]

Rahaman died on 30 November 1996.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Islam, Sirajul; Miah, Sajahan; Khanam, Mahfuza; Ahmed, Sabbir, eds. (2012). "Rahman, Lt. Colonel ASM Mustafizur". Banglapedia: the National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Online ed.). Dhaka, Bangladesh: Banglapedia Trust, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. ISBN 984-32-0576-6. OCLC 52727562. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Mr. A. S. M. Mustafizur Rahman". mofa.gov.bd. Archived from the original on 27 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016.