Top Ten Greatest Bangladeshis of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

He is called the greatest Bengali in a thousand years for a reason. He is the first Bengali who fought politically for the self-determination of the Bengali people. He is the sole reason why the entire nation fought against the Pakistani regime.

Father of the nation. Greatest leader. Inspiring personality.

Undoubtedly the greatest Bengali to come. He is the greatest leader of our country.

2 Ziaur Rahman

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman created Bangladesh, but it was Major Gen. Shaheed Ziaur Rahman who built Bangladesh. During his era, Bangladesh saw the greatest growth in 43 years of independence. He is unarguably the greatest Bangladeshi president of all time, but enemies of Bangladesh and conspirators assassinated him and stopped the growth engine of Bangladesh and it is still not back on.

In terms of the best president, he can be called the greatest Bangladeshi of all time. During his era, he was the most powerful leader in South Asia and one of the most powerful in Asia.

3 Surya Sen
4 Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani

His efforts created a sense of fierce nationality and a spirit of independence amongst all Bangladeshis of East Pakistan. He is widely respected in all Muslim countries around the world. Out of respect towards him, he was nicknamed "The Red Maulana".

5 A.K Fazlul Haque

He was given the title "Sher-E-Bangla" by the British. He was regarded as the bravest leader of the British Colonial Era. He was the Governor (Head of State) of Greater Bengal.

6 Dr. Muhammad Yunus

A Nobel Prize winner and considered one of the most influential people in the world, he is currently the most powerful person in Bangladesh. He has very close relations with Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton. He was ranked #2 on Top 100 Global Thinkers.

He is the chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University and a board member of Shahjalal University and Chittagong University. Founder of the Grameen Foundation and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal, he is the most widely known Bengali of current times.

He is also the board director of the UN. He is regarded as the best social entrepreneur, banker, and economist South Asia has ever produced. He is the founder of microfinance. The most effective way to reduce poverty. Because of him, Bangladesh, once the most poverty-filled nation in South Asia, is now the most poverty-free nation of South Asia (40% in 2000 to 14% in 2014). He is admired and respected by almost all leaders around the world.

7 M. A. G. Osmani

He was the head of the most deadly and ruthless force in the world, "The 1st East Bengal Regiment". He contributed to World War II, the Pak-India war of 1947, 1965, and the Bangladesh Pakistan war of 1971. His army was the most deadly and feared battalion around the world.

In the Indo-Pak War of 1965, when Pakistan almost lost the war, the 1st Bengal Regiment led by him, sacrificed their lives intentionally by attaching bombs to their bodies and getting into Indian tanks. In one night, the East Bengal Regiment single-handedly destroyed 3,000 Indian army tanks, although their sacrifice was not recognized by the Pakistani government after 1971. Their greatness has been written with golden letters in history.

8 Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy

He was the Premier of Bengal and Prime Minister of Pakistan (East and West Pakistan) before the Partition in 1971. He is widely regarded as one of the most powerful people from the Bengal (now Bangladesh) region.

9 Khaleda Zia Begum Khaleda Zia is a Bangladeshi politician who was the Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 1991 to 1996 and again from 2001 to 2006. When she took office in 1991, she was the first woman in the country's history and second in the Muslim world to head a democratic government as prime minister.
10 Fazlur Khan
The Contenders
11 Jagadish Chandra Bose Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose was a polymath, physicist, biologist, biophysicist, botanist and archaeologist, as well as an early writer of science fiction.

The greatest inventor from Bangladesh and one of the greatest inventors of all time, he was the one to discover that trees have life. He was also the first one to invent radio before his invention was stolen.

12 Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore FRAS, also written Ravīndranātha Thākura, sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
13 Sheikh Hasina

Her father liberated the country. And she made the bottomless basket a shining beacon of development and economic prosperity. We are so lucky to have her.

14 Harun-or-Rashid
15 Shakib Al Hasan
16 Kazi Nazrul Islam
17 Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
18 Sudeb Das
19 Khudiram Bose
20 Kaniz Fatema Mostaq
21 Begum Rokeya
22 Subhas Chandra Bose Subhas Chandra Bose, was an Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India, but whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan left a troubled legacy.
23 Lalon
24 Satyajit Ray
25 Amartya Sen
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