"As long as last Padma Yamuna Gouri Meghna run
Until then, glory to you Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
– Annadashankar Roy
Bengali poet and essayist
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born on March 17, 1920 in a noble Muslim family in Tungipara village of Gopalganj subdivision (now district) of Faridpur district. Sheikh Mujib is the third child among four daughters and two sons of Sheikh Lutfar Rahman and Mosammat Sahara Khatun. Parents used to call them children. Khokar spent his childhood in Tungi-para. He started his studies at Gimadanga Primary School at the age of 7. At the age of nine, he was admitted to Gopalganj Public School in third class. Later he joined the local missionary school. At the age of 14, he was diagnosed with beriberi, and one of his eyes was operated on in Calcutta, and his education was interrupted due to eye disease. Sheikh Mujib re-admitted to school after four years of education interrupted by eye disease. At the age of 18, Bangabandhu and Begum Fazilatunnecha were officially married. They are the parents of two daughters Sheikh Hasina, Sheikh Rehana and three sons Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell. Undivided Bengal Chief Minister Sher Bangla AK Fazlul Haque and Hossain Shaheed Sohrawardy visited Gopalganj Missionary School when Bangabandhu came to visit the school's roof and raised the demand of school students to fix the water leaking from the roof of the school. Sheikh Mujib Nikhil joined the Bharat Muslim Students Federation and was elected a councilor of the Bengal Muslim Students Federation for a year. He was appointed Secretary of Gopalganj Muslim Defense Committee.
We cordially invite you to take a closer look at the epic life of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. This tall man created history every day while liberating the Bengali nation and brought us to a unique height.
On March 7, Bangabandhu delivered a historic address to the nation at the Race Course Maidan (now Suhrawardy Udyan). His speech inspired the nation to jump into armed liberation war for freedom. In 2017, UNESCO recognized this historic speech as an important documentary heritage of the world. On March 7, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman announced from the crowd of the race course, 'This time's struggle is our liberation struggle, this time's struggle is the struggle for freedom, Joy Bangla'. In his historic speech, the father of the nation, Bangabandhu, called upon the Bengali nation to free themselves from bondage and declared, "When I have given blood, I will give more blood." I will free the people of this country, God willing."