African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 382


Sheikh Mujibur Rehman: Founder of Bangladesh

Shahnawaz Mantoo
  • Shahnawaz Mantoo
  • Department of Political Science, University of Kashmir Hazratbal, Srinagar, Pin-190006.
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  •  Received: 02 February 2015
  •  Accepted: 21 April 2015
  •  Published: 31 May 2015


Charismatic leaders are the gifts and mercy from God. They are torch bearers of knowledge and revolution. Every nation in one way or the other has been and is endowed with leaders and same is the case of Bangladesh nation which was fortunate enough to have a leader like Sheikh Mujibur Rehman who guided them in the times of freedom struggle, and thrusted them into the region which dawned tranquility of mind and unshackled boundaries. It is in fact an old saying that good leaders build good nations which is equally true with the Bangladesh nation for which sheikh Mujibur Rehman sacrificed every breath and blood of his life and mapped a new nation in the world. In this paper, the author tried to highlight the personal life of Sheik Mujib and the main focus of the paper is to emphasize the political life of the leader. The paper discusses the main achievements of the leader and particularly the independence of Bangladesh of which Mujib was the pivotal figure.

Key words: Mujib, Bangladesh, leadership, freedom, struggle, democracy.