Nurul Islam Nahid

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Nurul Islam Nahid
Nurul Islam Nahid in New Delhi on September 09, 2011.jpg
Nahid in 2011
Minister of Education
In office
6 January 2009 – 7 January 2019
Succeeded byDipu Moni
Member of Parliament - Sylhet-6
In office
Preceded bySharaf Uddin Khashru
Succeeded bySyed Makbul Hossain
In office
2008 – Running
Preceded bySyed Makbul Hossain
Personal details
Born (1945-07-05) 5 July 1945 (age 75)
Beanibazar, Sylhet District, Assam Province, British India
Political partyBangladesh Awami League (1994-Present), Communist Party of Bangladesh (till 1994)
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka

Nurul Islam Nahid (born 5 July 1945) is a Bangladeshi politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Sylhet-6 from 1996 to 2001. He was re-elected in 2008, 2014, and 2018,[1] and was Minister of Education from 2014 to 2018.[2][3]

Early political career[edit]

Nurul Islam Nahid was born in Beanibazar in Sylhet District on 5 July 1945.[4] Nahid's political career began at the time of the agitation against Ayub Khan. He was active in the student movements against military rule in Pakistan and the mass upsurge of 1969, and was an organizer of the guerrilla unit of the Chatra Union in War of Liberation of Bangladesh.

Nahid was an elected president of Bangladesh Chhatra Union in 1970 and a founding president of Jubo Union in 1976. Nahid became general secretary of Communist Party of Bangladesh in 1991. He played a very significant role in the movement in 1990, resulting in the establishment of a democratically elected government in Bangladesh. He joined Awami League (AL) in 1994, becoming a Member of Bangladesh National Parliament (1996–2001).


Nahid holds degrees from Sylhet Murari Chand College. He was elected as the President of the Student Union in 1970. He has also authored seven books.

Personal life[edit]

Nahid is married to Johra Jesmin, a civil officer. They have two daughters, Nadia Nandita Islam, a professor of Dhaka University, and Najia Samantha Islam who works in the private sector.


Nahid served as the vice-president of the 38th session of UNESCO General Conference for the term of 2015 to 2017. He was re-elected as the vice-president for the 39th session of the UNESCO General Conference at its headquarters at Paris in France.


  1. ^ "List of 11th Parliament Members". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  2. ^ "List of Honorable Ministers, Special Envoy to the Prime Minister, Advisers to the Prime Minister, State Ministers & Deputy Ministers". Cabinet Division. Archived from the original on 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  3. ^ Adhikary, Tuhin Shubhra; Bhattacharjee, Partha Pratim (7 January 2019). "Hasina axes heavyweights". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  4. ^ "Ministry of Education". Retrieved 2016-04-13.

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