Essay : A. K. Fazlul Haque

A. K. Fazlul Haque

Introduction : Every Bangladeshi knows the name of A. K. Fazlul Haque. He was a great man and a popular leader. He is known as Sher-E-Bangla. Sher means a tiger. He was really the tiger of this country.

Birth : A. K. Fazlul Haque was born in a respectable family of Barisal. His father’s name was Muhammad Waied Ali. Mr. Wajed Ali was a famous lawyer. A. K. Fazlul Haque learned Arabic and Persian at home. He completed his secondary education with credit at the age of fourteen only. He passed the B. A. Examination in 1893. A. K. Fazlul Haque took his M. A. degrees from the Kolkata University.

Government Services : A. K. Fazlul Haque at first accepted the post of a Deputy Magistrate. This service could not satisfy him. He gave up the job and became a lawyer in the Kolkata High Court. The condition of the farmers and the poor people drew his attention. He wanted to improve their lot. So he took part in politics.

Political life : Fazlul Haque’s political life was very successful. He was the Chief Minister of Bengal from 1937 to 1941. In 1935 he became the first Muslim Mayor of Kolkata City Corporation. He was the advocate General, the Chief Minister and the Governor of the then East Bengal. In 1931 he attended the Round Table Conference in London. In short, A. K. Fazlul Haque was a burning star in the political field of the subcontinent. He founded the Debt Settlement Board and saved poor peasants from the cruelty of the creditors. He founded Kolkata Islamia College and many other educational institutions.

Conclusion : A. K. Fazlul Haque did many things for the people of this country. He died his physical death on the 27th April 1962, but he lives and will live in his works.
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