Badi-ud-din Mahmud

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Badiudin Mahmud
Minister of Education
In office
31 May 1970 – 23 July 1977
Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Preceded by I. M. R. A. Iriyagolla
Succeeded by Nissanka Wijeyeratne
In office
23 July 1960 – 28 May 1963
Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Preceded by Bernard Aluwihare
Succeeded by P. B. G. Kalugalla
Minister of Health and Housing
In office
28 May 1963 – 1965
Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Preceded by A. P. Jayasuriya
Succeeded by M. D. H. Jayawardena
Personal details
Born 23 June 1904
Matara, Sri Lanka
Died 16 June 1997 (aged 92)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Resting place Maligawatte Muslim Burial Grounds
Citizenship Sri Lankan
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Other political
Islamic Socialist Front
Spouse(s) Shamsun Nahar (Div - 1955)
Fathima Khanum
Children Kamila Latif, Kamaludin Irshad Mahmud, Jamaludin Tariq Mahmud, Vaseema Ismail, Nusrath Anver, Anjum Jasmine Malone
Alma mater Zahira College(Colombo), St.Thomas(Matara), Wesley College
Occupation Politician
Religion Islam

Deshamanya Dr. Badiudin Mahmud (23 June 1904 - 16 June 1997) was a Sri Lankan politician. He served 10 years as Minister of Education and also held the office of Minister of Health and Housing.[1][2]


"A community must be politically recognized before it could do anything great and contribute its proud share towards the progress of the country. An individual however great, however cleaver, however patriotic, cannot honestly feel happy in his individual greatness, when the section to which he belongs and from which he derived all his inspirations lies humiliated and relegated to an inglorious place in the political structure of his country"''


  1. ^ Ali, Ameer. "Headless and in the middle". Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Mohan, Vasundhara (1987). Identity Crisis of Sri Lankan Muslims. Mittal Publications. p. 53. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
I. M. R. A. Iriyagolla
Minister of Education
Succeeded by
Nissanka Wijeyeratne
Preceded by
A. P. Jayasuriya
Minister of Health and Housing
Succeeded by
M. D. H. Jayawardena
Preceded by
Bernard Aluwihare
Minister of Education
Succeeded by
P. B. G. Kalugalla