Mashiur Rahman (politician from Rangpur)

Mashiur Rahman
Prime Minister of Bangladesh
In office
29 June 1978 – 12 March 1979
President Ziaur Rahman
Deputy Jamal Uddin Ahmad[1]
Preceded by Muhammad Mansur Ali (Acting)
Succeeded by Shah Azizur Rahman
Personal details
Born 1924
Rangpur District, Bengal Presidency, British India
(now in Bangladesh)
Died 12 March 1979 (aged 54–55)
Political party Bangladesh Nationalist Party (1975)
Other political
Muslim League (Before 1954)
National Awami Party (1954–1975)
Alma mater University of Dhaka

Mashiur Rahman (1924–1979), also known as Jadu Mia, was a senior minister, with the rank and status of a prime minister in charge of the ministry of Railways, Roads and Highways of the Bangladesh from 29 June 1978 to 12 March 1979.[2]

Early life

Mashiur Rahman Jadu Miah was born in 1924 in Rangpur, British India (Now Khaga Khari Bari village of Dimla Upazila of Nilphamari District, Bangladesh).[2]

Political career

Mashiur Rahman Jadu Mia was an elected member of National Council of Pakistan in 1962 and led the council as deputy leader of the opposition. He was arrested in 1963 for his involvement in the anti-government movement. Before the liberation war, in 1971, Jadu Miah formally declared Bangladesh's independence and called for forming an all-party government at a public gathering at Paltan Maidan on 23 March. He became Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani's deputy leader in the National Awami Party in the same period.[3]

After 1971

After the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975, the post of Prime Minister of Bangladesh was abolished.[citation needed]

When Ziaur Rahman, who came to power in November 1975, became the 7th President of Bangladesh on 21 April 1977, a ministerial system was reestablished, and Mashiur Rahman served as the Chief Minister with the rank and status of a prime minister in charge of the Ministry of Railways, Roads and Highways of the Bangladesh from 29 June 1978 to 12 March 1979. He was instrumental in the founding of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party.[2][4] Despite plans and Ziaur Rahman's wish to appoint him prime minister, following his sudden death on 12 March 1979, Shah Azizur Rahman was appointed to the office on 15 April 1979.[5]

Personal life

His eldest son, Shafiqul Ghani Swapan, was a state minister in the government of President Ziaur Rahman and President Hussain Muhammad Ershad - his brother in law.[6]


  1. ^ "Former deputy prime minister Jamal Uddin Ahmad dies". 4 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Jadu Mia played pivotal role in transition to democracy after 1975: discussants". New Age. New Age. 13 March 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  3. ^ Badrul Ahsan, Syed (17 November 2013). "Remembering the Red Moulana" (1). The Daily Star. The Daily Star. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-02-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Ahmed, Rumi (30 May 2011). "Ziaur Rahman: the kind of statesman we need now". Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Ex-minister Shafiqul Ghani no more". Retrieved 20 January 2017.