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Mizanur Rahman Shelley (2 January 1943 – 12 August 2019)[1] was a minister of Government of Bangladesh, political analyst, political scientist and educationalist.[2]

Mizanur Rahman Shelley
Native name
মিজানুর রহমান শেলী
Born(1943-01-02)2 January 1943
Died12 August 2019(2019-08-12) (aged 76)
Spouse(s)Sufia Rahman


Shelley was born on 2 January 1943 in Munshiganj District's Kusumpur Village.[3] After completing study from University of Dhaka he joined its Political Science Department as a teacher.[4][5] In 1967, he resigned from the post and joined Government Service.[3] After joining Government Service he obtained a PhD from the University of London in International Politics. He resigned from Government Service in 1980. He was the Director of Social Welfare Department at that time. He served as Minister of Information Ministry and Water Resources Ministry in 1990.[3][4][6]

Shelley was the Founding Chairman of the Center for Development Research Bangladesh and editor of Asian Affairs.[3][4] He was also the Chairman of Premier Leasing and Finance.[6] He was the Advisory Editor of Weekly Sochitro Swadesh and Trust Chairman of the Bangladesh Times.[3] His writings were published in national dailies of Bangladesh. He wrote books about sociology and politics. He also wrote books covering other topics. In 2008 he received an honorary fellowship from the Bangla Academy.[7]

Shelley was married to Sufia Rahman. She died in 2016.[3][6] They had two sons. Their names are Tahmid Ibne Mizan and Arif Ibne Mizan.[6]

Shelley died in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital of Dhaka on 12 August 2019 at the age of 76.[2][8]


  1. ^ "The symphony of our times". New Age. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b "মিজানুর রহমান শেলী মারা গেছেন". 12 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "সাবেক মন্ত্রী মিজানূর রহমান শেলীর মৃত্যু". 12 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "চলে গেলেন সাবেক তথ্যমন্ত্রী মিজানুর রহমান শেলী". Ittefaq. 12 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  5. ^ "সাবেক তথ্যমন্ত্রী মিজানুর রহমান শেলী আর নেই". 12 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d "সাবেক তথ্যমন্ত্রী মিজানূর রহমান শেলী আর নেই". Jugantor. 12 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  7. ^ "বাংলা একাডেমি প্রদত্ত অন্যান্য পুরস্কার ও সম্মানসূচক ফেলোশিপপ্রাপ্ত বিশিষ্টজনের তালিকা". Bangla Academy. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  8. ^ "সাবেক তথ্যমন্ত্রী মিজানুর রহমান শেলী আর নেই". Kaler Kantho. 12 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.