List of people from Sylhet

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This is a list of notable residents and people who have origins in the region of Sylhet, Bangladesh, which includes the districts of Sylhet, Sunamganj, Habiganj and Maulvibazar. This list also includes people who are British Bangladeshi or Bangladeshi American who have origins in Sylhet. The people may also be known as Sylheti. The part of Sylhet which is now in India known as Barak Valley, are not included in this list, although they speak the Sylheti language.


Philanthropists[edit]

Educators[edit]

British-Sylheti politicians[edit]

Rushanara Ali, a British politician

Freedom Fighters[edit]

Journalists[edit]

Littérateur[edit]

Hason Raja, a mystical poet and songwriter

Lyricists[edit]

Entertainers[edit]

Syed Ahmed, a British TV personality

Politicians[edit]

Chief Justices[edit]

Saints[edit]

  • Hazrat Shah Jalal (R) – Muslim saint of Bangladesh, National hero and the pioneer of Sylhet.
  • Hazrat Shah Paran (R) – Muslim saint of Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Scientists[edit]

Sports[edit]

Other notable figures[edit]

References[edit]