Manoranjan Dhar

Manoranjan Dhar (21 February 1904 – 22 June 2000) was a Bangladeshi politician and diplomat.[1][2]

Manoranjan Dhar
মনোরঞ্জন ধর
Born(1904-02-21)21 February 1904
Died22 June 2000(2000-06-22) (aged 96)
Alma materAchomita high school, Ananda Mohan College, Calcutta University
Occupationpolitician, diplomat, Lawyer.
Office1.Minister of "Finance and Home and Minority Affairs" of the provincial cabinet of Congress and Awami League in 1956.

2."Bangladesh Ambassador" to Japan in the period of the Bangladesh Awami League government in 1972.

3.Minister of "Law and Parliamentary Affairs" of the Bangladesh Awami League government in 1973.
Political partyBangladesh Awami League, National Congress Party
Spouse(s)Bhakti Dhar (শ্রীমতী ভক্তি ধর)
  • Jagat Chandra Dhar (father)
  • Soudamini Dhar (mother)

Early lifeEdit

Dhar obtained his bachelor's from Calcutta University. He participated in the Non-cooperation movement in 1921. He took part in the Chittagong armoury raid in 1930. He was an editor of the weekly Gana-Abhijan during 1938–1940.[1]

Political careerEdit

Dhar was elected a member of the Bengal Legislative Council in 1946 and the East Bengal Legislative Assembly during 1947 – 1958. In 1972, he was appointed the Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan. He was in charge of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs of Bangladesh on 16 March 1973.[1][3][4]


Dhar died on 22 June 2000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Islam, Sirajul (2012). "Dhar, Manoranjan". In Islam, Sirajul; Akbar, Md. Ali (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "Those Days At BangabhavanIn August 1975: Reminiscence (Part 1) | Asian Tribune". Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  3. ^ (1947-1954), Pakistan Constituent Assembly (1 January 1951). Debates. Official Report. p. 186.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Assembly, Pakistan Constituent (1 January 1953). Debates: Official Report. Manager, Government of Pakistan Press.