Kazi Golam Mahbub

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Kazi Golam Mahbub
Born (1927-12-23)23 December 1927
Kasba Village, Backergunge District, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died 19 March 2006(2006-03-19) (aged 78)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Alma mater Maulana Azad College
University of Dhaka

Kazi Golam Mahbub (23 December 1927 – 19 March 2006) was a Bangladeshi activist and politician. [1] He participated in Language Movement that took place in the erstwhile East Pakistan.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Mahbub was born in Kasba village in Backergunge District (now defunct). His father, Kazi Abdul Majed, was an activist of 1921 movement which was carried out in Barisal for achieving a more equitable arrangement for farmers.[3] Mahbub matriculated from Barisal Torki High School in 1942 and then went to Calcutta Islamia College. He migrated to Dhaka in 1947. In 1948, he got admitted to the law department of the University of Dhaka as an LLM student.


In the same year, he founded the East Pakistan Muslim Chhatra League.[2] In January 1952, he was elected as convener of the All Party State Language Action Committee.[1]

Mahbub was a member of the central committee of the provincial unit of Awami League between 1949 and 1968 and the general secretary of the greater Barisal District unit of Awami League in 1953. He joined Bangladesh Nationalist Party in 1978 and served as the vice chairman of the party.[1]

Mahbub was elected the president of Supreme Court Bar Association in 1993-94.[1]


On December 10 2006, the Mayor of Dhaka renamed the old Road No 10 of Dhanmondi Residential Area in Dhaka after Mahbub.[3]


  • Principal Abul Kashem Rashtra-bhasha Gold Medal (1993)
  • Jatiyatabadi Sanskritik Jot Padak (1998)
  • Matri-bhasha Padak of Tamuddun Majlish (2000)
  • Ekushey Padak (2002)
  • Bhasha Sainik Padak of Bangladesh Awami League (2002)


  1. ^ a b c d Mahbub, MR (2012). "Mahbub, Kazi Golam". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ a b Ahmed, Monowar. Bhasha Andoloner Pramanno Dolil. p. 65. ISBN 984-401-147-7. 
  3. ^ a b Muhammad Zamir (December 24, 2006). "Remembering Kazi Golam Mahboob". The Dailty Star. Retrieved March 28, 2016.