Sheikh Rehana

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Sheikh Rehana
Sheikh Rehana img.jpeg
Political party Bangladesh Awami League
Spouse(s) Shafiq Siddiq
Children Tulip Siddiq

Sheikh Rehana is a Bangladesh Awami League politician. She is the younger sister of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.[1] She is the daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.[2]

Early life[edit]

Sheikh Rehana was born to Shiekh Mujibur Rahman, the first president of Bangladesh, and Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib. She was placed under house arrest in Dhanmondi along with her family by the Pakistan Army during Bangladesh Liberation war.[3] She was in Germany with her sister Sheikh Hasina when her family was killed in the Assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Sheikh Rehana was allocated a government house in Dhanmondi for "Token" 100 taka in 2001 by the government of Bangladesh. The building was used to house her personal staff. The allocation was cancelled when Bangladesh Nationalist Party came to power. In 2014 she was allocated an house in Gulshan after Awami League came to power for a token price of 1001 taka.[6] In 2015 she and her children were given lifelong protection by the government of Bangladesh through the Special Security Forces. The government also announced free utility for life for her and her family.[7] She was made councilor of Awami League Dhaka South unit in 2016.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Sheikh Rehana is married to Shafiq Siddique, a professor in Dhaka University.[9] Her son, Radwan Mujib Siddiq Bobby, is a councilor of Bangladesh Awami League.[10] Her daughter, Tulip Siddiq, is a Member of Parliament in United Kingdom for Hampstead and Kilburn constituency.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PM Hasina’s sister Rehana, daughter Putul will attend Awami League National Council". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  2. ^ "Bangabandhu's grandchildren Bobby, Putul not joining Awami League council as councillors". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  3. ^ "I would rather die than sign any false statement". The Daily Star. 2016-06-20. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  4. ^ "'Bangladesh govt mulling commission to unmask 1975 coup plotters'". Deccan Chronicle. 2016-08-20. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  5. ^ "Nation must repay the ‘debt of blood’ to Bangabandhu, martyrs, Hasina says". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  6. ^ "Sheikh Rehana getting a govt house in Gulshan". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  7. ^ "Bangabandhu family to get more security, free utility, foreign treatment". The Daily Star. 2015-05-25. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  8. ^ "Sheikh Rehana, Putul made AL councilors". The Daily Star. 2016-10-14. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  9. ^ "It's too much". The Daily Star. 2016-02-18. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  10. ^ "Radwan Mujib Siddiq Bobby joining Awami League council with cousin Sajeeb Wazed Joy". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2017-01-19. 
  11. ^ "Sheikh Rehana proud of Tulip Siddiq for her victory in British election". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2017-01-19.