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Mashiur Rahman (politician from Jessore)

Mashiur Rahman (1920–1971) was a Bangladeshi lawyer and politician, a member of the East Bengal Legislative Assembly and cabinet minister in the East Pakistan government of Ataur Rahman Khan. He was instrumental in the founding of the Bangladesh Awami League and in the Bengali Language Movement, and supported Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.[1][2]

Mashiur Rahman
In office
1956 – 1958
Leader Ataur Rahman Khan
Personal details
Born 1921
Jessore District, Bengal Presidency, British India
(now Jessore District, Bangladesh)
Died 25 March 1971 (aged 50–51)
Political party Bangladesh Awami League
Other political
United Front (East Bengal)
Alma mater University of Calcutta


Early lifeEdit

Mashiur Rahman was born in village of Singhajhuli in Chaugachha upazila, Jessore district in 1920.He graduated in 1938 from Jessore Zilla School and went on to Calcutta Islamia College. He finish his BL in 1944 in Calcutta University. In 1944 he joined Jessore district bar in 1944. He joined the Muslim League.[1]


In 1983 he waw, he resigned the same year to protest the Muslims leagues state language policy. He joined the Awami Muslim league in 1948. In 1952 he was elected general secretary of the Jessore district unit of Awami Muslim League. From 1948 to 1952 he was involved in the Bengali Language Movement in jessore. For which he was imprisoned. In 1954 he was elected to the East Bengal Legislative Assembly, from the United Front.[1]

In 1956 he was a minister in the cabinet of Ataur Rahman Khan. He was the Minister of Publicity, Parliamentary Affairs, Revenue and Local Government. He was arrested again in 1958 when Martial Law was declared. He was on the legal team of bangabandhu sheikh mujibur rahman in Agartala conspiracy case. He was elected to the Pakistan National Assembly in 1970 from Jessore-3 constituency. During March 1971 he was involved in the non cooperation movement.[1]


He was kidnapped by the Pakistani army on the night of 25 March 1971 and murdered a month later. Sheikh Mujib inaugurated a monument to him in Jessore Municipal park in 26 December 1972 [1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Abu Md. Delwar Hossain (2012), "Rahman, Mashiur", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
  2. ^ "At the dawn of Independence". 2015-03-25. Retrieved 2016-09-12.