Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani

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Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani
শেখ ফজলুল হক মনি
Personal details
Born (1939-04-12)12 April 1939
Tungipara, Bengal, British India
Died 15 August 1975(1975-08-15) (aged 36)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Political party Founder of Bangladesh Awami Jubo League, Mujib Bahini, Chatra League,
Profession Politician, Writer, Journalist
Religion Islam
Military service
Allegiance Mujib Bahini
Service/branch Infantry
Rank Commander

Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani (December 4, 1939 - August 15, 1975) was a Bangladeshi politician. He was the nephew of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and the founder of Mujib Bahini[citation needed] one of the major guerrilla forces of the Bangladesh Liberation War.

Early life[edit]

Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani was born in dukdukgram village, Gopalganj District[citation needed]. He studied in Nabakumar Institution in Dhaka[citation needed]. Later, he studied at Jagannath College (HSC, 1958) and BM College (BA, 1960)[citation needed].

Political career[edit]

The founding chairman of gum League Shaheed Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni was born on December 4, 1939 and later he served as general secretary of the then East Pakistan Chhatra League. His contribution to spearhead the historic student movement against autocratic ruler Aiub Khan’s military regime produced an immense effect. He played a pivotal role during the six-point movement in 1966 and took part in the war of liberation in 1971 as the commander of Bangladesh Liberation Front.


Sheikh Moni was the author of several novels, one of which was later made into a film “Obanchita”. He will be ever remembered in the political history of Bangladesh.

This bright political leader embraced martyrdom by the cruel bullet of killers on August 15, 1975.

Journalism[edit]

Mani was the founder of the daily news paper "Dainik Banglar Bani"[citation needed].

Death[edit]

Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani, along with his wife, was assassinated during the a military coup on August 15, 1975[citation needed]. His son, Barrister Sheikh Fazle Nur Taposh, who was four at that time survived with injuries[citation needed]. He was elected to the Jatiyo Sangsad in Bangladesh General Election, 2008 from the Dhaka-12 constituency[citation needed].

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