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Sheikh Mujibur Rahman


Trailer of Mujib, biopic on Bangladesh founder unveiled at Cannes 2022

May 21, 2022 8:41 am

Mujib film, co-produced by India and Bangladesh, depicts the life of 'Bangabandhu' Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation of Bangladesh.

Shyam Benegal on recreating the persona of the founding father of Bangladesh for his latest, Mujib: The Making of a Nation

April 02, 2022 8:48 pm

Shyam Benegal has seasoned himself with humanising the persona of our national icons through The Making of the Mahatma and Bose: The Forgotten Hero. In his next, he tries to explore the complex facets of Sheikh Rahman’s life.

Goodwill is only the beginning. Much rides on the Indo-Bangladesh friendship

March 27, 2021 8:36 am

PM Modi’s two-day visit is likely to be a helpful curtain-raiser for many contentious political and economic negotiations.

Explained: How Kolkata’s 8 Theatre Road hosted the first Bangladesh government

March 27, 2021 7:26 am

While the role of the Indian armed forces and former PM Indira Gandhi in liberating Bangladesh is well-known, it is often forgotten how Kolkata provided vital support to the struggle when it served as the capital-in-exile of the nascent nation’s first provisional government.

PM Modi dons 'Mujib jacket' as he pays tribute to Bangladesh's Father of the Nation

March 26, 2021 7:43 pm

The specially-designed jackets have been made of high quality handcrafted Poly Khadi fabric. The black Mujib jackets have been designed with 6 buttons, two pockets on the lower half and a front pocket on the left

Mujib in Calcutta: Five years of political activism that later spawned Bangladesh

March 26, 2021 10:08 pm

Mujib spent the years between 1942 and 1947 in Calcutta, as a boarder in Baker Hostel. Though a relatively short period of time, it was a crucial phase both in Bangabandhu’s life and in the larger history of the nationalist movement and the Partition of India.

The little-known story of how West Germany brokered peace between Pakistan and Bangladesh

March 26, 2021 9:08 am

Through protracted negotiations with the emissaries of Zulfiqar Bhutto and Mujibur Rehman, German chancellor Willy Brandt and his foreign minister Walter Scheel succeeded in convincing the latter that he should forego the trials of Pakistani POWs, citing the German experience after the war and the Nuremberg trials.

Gandhi Peace Prize 2020 conferred on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; 2019 prize for late Sultan of Oman

March 22, 2021 10:58 pm

Late Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman was awarded the prestigious prize for the year 2019 in recognition of his vision to strengthen relations with India, and his efforts to promote peace and non-violence in the Gulf region, the ministry said.

Kolkata Book Fair in July, Bangladesh to be theme country

February 05, 2021 4:29 am

This year the organisers will also pay homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, as part of the year-long celebration of his 125th birth anniversary. Filmmaker Satyajit Ray and his works will also be celebrated at the fair on the occasion of his birth centenary.

Who is Rashed Chowdhury, the Bangladeshi against whom the US has reopened a case?

July 29, 2020 2:36 pm

The former Bangladeshi military officer and diplomat has been sentenced to death in absentia in Bangladesh for the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. .


Baker Hostel, Room No 24: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s days in Calcutta

March 26, 2021 7:25 am

The first prime minister of Bangladesh and the architect of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman spent the prime of his youth in room 24 of Baker hostel, while he was a student of Islamia College which is today known as Maulana Azad College in Calcutta. (Express photo: Shashi Ghosh)