Introduction: The man who leads is known as leader. He always remains in his leading point. Each country in the world has many leaders but all are not ideal. An ideal leader is rarely born or found. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is an ideal leader. He is better known as “Bangabandhu”. This name can cast a spell over the people. So I admire him most. He is my favourite leader.
Birth, parentage: He was born in 1920 in a middle-class family of a tiny village named Tungipara in Gopalganj district. He was the third child and first son of his parents. His father Sheikh Lutfar Rahman was a retired· Serestadar of Civil Court. A straightforward and honest man, he influenced Mujib most in his early life.
His education: At the age of seven Mujib was taken to Gopalganj Sadar where he read in a public school for some years. Later h joined the mission School and continued his studies there until he was in class vii. Then a serious eye ailment compelled him to make a break of study for three years. He again joined school and passed the Matriculation Examination in 1942. He graduated from Calcutta Islamia College in. 1947 and enrolled himself as a law student at Dhaka University in the same year.
Begining of his political career: Mujib was drawn to politics naturally and unconsciously. It was at the age of eighteen. when he was a student of class VIII that he had the first taste of politics and jail. He met Fazlul Huq and Suhrawardy who visited, Gopalganj at about this time. As a student in Calcutta he was first acquainted with the national politics and the Muslim League.
His role in politics: He plunged wholeheartedly into the movement initiated by the Lahore Resolution of 1940 with all his drive and initiative. In 1943 he was made a councillor of the Bengal Provincial Muslim League. In 1948 he plunged himself into Language Movement. When the Awami League was formed Mujib was made one of its Joint secretaries. In 1952 he took over as the General Secretary. Due to his hard work real and organising capacity, the Awami League grew up to be a vigorous and popular party. He became the Minister of Commerce and Industries in the Awami League Government formed in 1956 in the then East-Pakistan on March 20, 1966, he was made President of the Awami League and under his Leadership, the party accepted the six points as its guideline. On March 7, 1971, he invoked his people to remain prepared for the struggle for freedom. The whole country was on the tip-toe of expectation for a favourable result. The people took up arms against the barbaric hordes of Yahya khan to vindicate the independence.
His purpose: Betterment of the common people was the main purpose of his politics. Throughout his life, he struggled to meet the demand of the backword, unprivileged Muslims of Bengal. Dominance of the Hindus in every sphere of life convinced him of the necessity of a separate homeland for the Muslime.
Conclusion: This great leader became Prime Minister and then President of Bangladesh to guide its 80 million people. Unfortunately, he was killed in an uprising led by some junior army officials in August 1975. He was a real friend and guide of the nation.