The Mujib coat (Bengali: মুজিব কোট) is a tailored coat for men, designed as the arms cut off (sleeveless), high-neck and two pockets in lower part and with five or six buttons, a garment worn by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
Mujib coat is actually a moderation of Nehru jacket, which used to worn by Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of India from 1947 to 1964. It is claimed by many that Sheikh Mujib used to wear the coat with six buttons, which relating to the Six-point charter of 1966. On the other-hand, some close relation to Bangabandhu and senior Awami League leaders claimed that there was no relation between Mujib Coat and Six-point charter. Since when Sheikh Mujib started to wear this coat is not known clearly, but it is alleged that when Awami League was founded in 1949 he started to wear this coat. But Kamal Hossain, who was lawyer for Mujib in Agartala Conspiracy Case stated that Mujib started to wear this distinctively designed coat since 1968.
The coat is popular among the politicians of the modern age. It is now recognized as an iconic honor, especially the Awami League leaders use to wear the Mujib Coat as part of their leader’s ideology and tradition. The young generation wears the coat with many different styles.
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