Famous Bangladeshi Men

With countries like America, Japan, Sweden, Australia, Canada, Germany and France dominating the world forum, third world nations seems to have taken a corner. But that is just an illusion of the mind, for if you look intently, these nations are a powerhouse of talent, having a forte like none others. And while talking of nations like these, Bangladesh tops the list. It may seem insignificant or petty but its talented pool of men and women have helped the country make its own ground in the world platform. And it is to those heroes that we dedicate this section.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
(Founding Father of Bangladesh)

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
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Birthdate: March 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tungipara, Bangladesh
Died: August 15, 1975
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina, is known as the "Father of the Nation" and “Bangabandhu" in Bangladesh. He was an Awami League leader and led the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. He was the first president of Bangladesh and later also served as the Bangladeshi PM.

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Fazlur Rahman Khan
(Structural engineer)

Fazlur Rahman Khan
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Birthdate: April 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Died: March 27, 1982

Fazlur Rahman Khan was a Bangladeshi-American architect and structural engineer. Regarded as the father of tubular designs, Khan is credited with designing several skyscrapers, including the Willis Tower and the John Hancock Center. Thanks to his ingenious use of structural systems, Khan is often referred to as the 20th century's greatest structural engineer and the Einstein of structural engineering.

Muhammad Yunus
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Birthdate: June 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chittagong
More like a messiah to the poor, Muhammad Yunus initially helped poverty-stricken weavers of Bangladesh with small loans and eventually set up the Grameen Bank. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning social entrepreneur serves several charities, too. He was eventually removed from Grameen Bank by the government, due to old age.
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Kazi Nazrul Islam
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Birthdate: May 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Churulia, India
Died: August 29, 1976

The Rebel Poet of Bengal Kazi Nazrul Islam is remembered for his vast body of literary work, including poems and songs written during the British Raj, mostly laced with socio-political overtones. His songs, known as Nazrul Geeti, are the staple for any Bengali household. He is also Bangladesh’s national poet.

 5 
Mushfiqur Rahim
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

Mushfiqur Rahim
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Birthdate: June 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bogra

 6 
Mashrafe Mortaza
(Cricketer)

Mashrafe Mortaza
4
Birthdate: October 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Narail District

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Tamim Iqbal
(Cricketer)

Tamim Iqbal
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Birthdate: March 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chittagong, Bangladesh
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 8 
Ziaur Rahman
(President of Bangladesh from 1977 to 1981)

Ziaur Rahman
5
Birthdate: January 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bangladesh
Died: May 30, 1981

Ziaur Rahman was a Bangladeshi Army officer and politician. He served as the President of Bangladesh from 21 April 1977 to 30 May 1981. He played a major role in the Bangladesh War of Independence in 1971. Ziaur Rahman is also credited with founding the Bangladesh Nationalist Party. 

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Mustafizur Rahman
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

Mustafizur Rahman
3
Birthdate: September 6, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Satkhira District

Md. Abdul Hamid
3
Birthdate: January 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mithamain Upazila

Md. Abdul Hamid is a Bangladeshi politician and the current President of Bangladesh. Hamid, who was sworn in as the president in 2013, is the longest serving Bangladeshi president. From 2009 to 2013, he was the speaker of the National Parliament.

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Humayun Ahmed
(One of the Most Influential Writers in Bangladesh History)

Humayun Ahmed
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Birthdate: November 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Netrokona District, Bangladesh
Died: July 19, 2012

Bangladeshi novelist and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed boasted of a PhD in polymer chemistry and had even taught at the University of Dhaka. His mostly depicted the struggle of the middle-class through his works. His films such as Aguner Poroshmoni won him multiple National Film Awards. He died battling colon cancer.

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Tahsan Rahman Khan
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Birthdate: October 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Tahsan Rahman Khan is a Bangladeshi model, actor, singer, composer, and songwriter. He also serves as a professor at BRAC University in Dhaka. He is credited with composing Alo Alo, which has become one of the most famous songs in Bangladesh. A multi-talented personality, Tahsan Rahman Khan has also appeared as a judge at popular events like Miss Universe Bangladesh.

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James
(Singer)

James
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Birthdate: October 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Naogaon, Bangladeshi

Bangladeshi singer-songwriter James, also known to his fans as Guru, is the lead vocalist of the rock band Nagar Baul. He has also performed Hindi tracks for films such as Life in a... Metro and Gangster. A talented photographer, he has also contributed to many of his album covers.

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Mohammad Ashraful
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

Mohammad Ashraful
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Birthdate: July 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dhaka

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Afran Nisho
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Birthdate: December 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tangail, Bangladesh

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Salman Shah
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Birthdate: September 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zakiganj, Sylhet, Bangladesh
Died: September 6, 1996

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Mosharraf Karim
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Birthdate: August 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh

A much-acclaimed veteran Bangladeshi actor, Mosharraf Karim began his career on stage as an eighteen year old boy, before debuting on television and films. Since then, he has been appearing in numerous film and television productions, bagging several best actor awards for his performances.

 18 
Liton Das
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

Liton Das
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Birthdate: October 13, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dinajpur

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Ziaul Faruq Apurba
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Birthdate: June 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Tall and handsome, Ziaul Faruq Apurba is a very popular Bangladeshi actor, who has been appearing in numerous television drama series since 2006, starring in his only film in 2015.  Known simply as Apurba, he is also a successful model and currently owns a production house, debuting as a director with a telefilm in 2012 through his own organization.

 20 
Lalon
(Prominent Bengali Philosopher Regarded as an Icon of  Bengali Culture)

Lalon
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Birthdate: October 17, 1774
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jhenaidah District, Bangladesh
Died: October 17, 1890

Lalon, also known as Lalon Fakir, or Lalon Shah, was an iconic Baul saint, considered a symbol of Bengali culture. Since his poems and songs belonged to the oral tradition, they weren’t published during his lifetime. Eventually, Rabindranath Tagore published about 200 songs from one of Lalon’s manuscripts.

 21 
Tarique Rahman
(Politician who is the current acting chairman of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) since February 2018)

Tarique Rahman
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Birthdate: November 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bangladeshi politician Tarique Rahman now heads the Bangladesh Nationalist Party as its chairman. He is the son of Ziaur Rahman, former president of Bangladesh, and Begum Khaleda Zia, prime minister of Bangladesh. He fled to Britain after being convicted in the 2004 Dhaka terrorist grenade attack case.

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Leepu Nizamuddin Awlia
(Automotive designer)

Leepu Nizamuddin Awlia
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Birthdate: October 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh

 23 
Allauddin Khan
(musician, composer, music educator)

Allauddin Khan
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Birthdate: 1862 AD
Birthplace: Brahmanbaria District
Died: September 6, 1972

Allauddin Khan was an Indian multi-instrumentalist and composer best remembered as a sarod player. He was also one of the 20th century's most notable music teachers in Indian classical music. Allauddin Khan was a recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Padma Vibhushan, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, and Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for his immense contribution to Indian music.

 24 
Bimal Roy
(Film director)

Bimal Roy
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Birthdate: July 12, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Died: January 8, 1966

 25 

Chanchal Chowdhury
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Birthdate: June 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pabna, Bangladesh

 26 
Manna
(Actor)

Manna
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Birthdate: December 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tangail District, Bangladesh
Died: February 17, 2008

 27 
Ayub Bachchu
(Guitarist)

Ayub Bachchu
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Birthdate: August 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chattogram, Bangladesh
Died: October 18, 2018

Ayub Bachchu was a Bangladeshi singer, songwriter, guitarist, and composer. A rockstar, Bachchu is credited with founding one of the most popular and successful Bangladeshi bands of all time, Love Runs Blind. A pioneer of Bangladeshi Pop music, Bachchu is also counted among the greatest Bangladeshi singers of all time. In 2017, he received the Tele Cine Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Shakib Khan
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Birthdate: March 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Narayanganj, Bangladesh

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Delwar Hossain Sayeedi
(Member of the it's parliament from 1996 to 2008)

Delwar Hossain Sayeedi
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Birthdate: February 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Indurkani, Bangladesh

Bangladeshi Islamist leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedi was a prominent part of the Jamaat-e-Islami party. In 2010, he was arrested on charges of genocide and rape of Hindus during the war of 1971, or the Bangladesh Liberation War. Initially sentenced to death, he later got his sentence commuted to life imprisonment.

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Fazle Hasan Abed
(Social Worker)

Fazle Hasan Abed
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Birthdate: April 27, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baniachong, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died: December 20, 2019

Fazle Hasan Abed was a Bangladeshi social worker credited with founding one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the world, BRAC. For his significant contributions to social development, Abed was honored with many national and international awards, including the Laudato Si' Award and LEGO Prize. In 2014 and 2017, he was included in Fortune magazine's World's 50 Greatest Leaders list.

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Muhammed Zafar Iqbal
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Birthdate: December 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sylhet, Bangladesh

Muhammed Zafar Iqbal is a Bangladeshi author, physicist, activist, and academic. Iqbal is credited with introducing and popularizing science fiction novels and stories in the Bengali language. Over the years, he has won several prestigious literary awards, such as the Khalekdad Chowdhury Literary Award, Sheltech Literary Award, Uro Child Literary Award, and Md. Mudabber-Husne ara literary Award.

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Hero Alom
(Model)

Hero Alom
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Birthdate: January 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bogura, Bangladesh

A freelance music video model and actor, Hero Alom began his career as salesman, selling CDs and videos. Currently involved with satellite TV business, he started making music videos as a hobby and became popular. Concurrently, he also acts in films, mostly in side roles.

M. A. G. Osmani
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Birthdate: September 1, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sylhet
Died: February 16, 1984

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Matiur Rahman
(Military pilot)

Matiur Rahman
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Birthdate: October 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dhaka
Died: August 20, 1971

Despised as traitor in Pakistan and hailed as martyr in Bangladesh, Bangladesh-born Pakistani air force officer Matiur Rahman died while attempting to defect to Bangladesh with a Lockheed T-33 jet trainer during the Bangladesh Liberation War. For thirty-five years, his mortal remains lay buried in fourth-class-employees’ graveyard in Pakistan before it could be reburied with full military honor in Dhaka.

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Dino Shafeek
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Birthdate: March 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Died: March 10, 1984

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Humayun Faridi
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Birthdate: May 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladeshi
Died: February 13, 2012

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Arifin Shuvo
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Birthdate: February 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bhaluka Upazila, Bangladesh

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Soumya Sarkar
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

Soumya Sarkar
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Birthdate: February 25, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Satkhira District

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Taskin Ahmed
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

Taskin Ahmed
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Birthdate: April 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dhaka

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Hussain Muhammad Ershad
(Former President of Bangladesh)

Hussain Muhammad Ershad
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Birthdate: February 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dinhata
Died: July 14, 2019

Hussain Muhammad Ershad was a Bangladeshi politician and Army Chief. From 1983 to 1990, he served as the president of Bangladesh. After seizing power as head of the army in 1982, Ershad declared himself president the following year. His regime is widely regarded as an era of military dictatorship.

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Habib Wahid
(Composer)

Habib Wahid
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Birthdate: October 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Habib Wahid is a Bangladeshi singer and composer. He is best known for winning the Bangladesh National Film Award under the Best Music Director category for his work in the 2011 film Projapoti: The Mysterious Bird. Habib Wahid has also received five Meril Prothom Alo Awards under the Best Singer category so far. 

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Andrew Kishore
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Birthdate: November 4, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Died: July 6, 2020

Andrew Kishore was a Bangladeshi playback singer who sang over 15000 songs, including many iconic tracks such as Achhe Baki Olpo and Jiboner Golpo. One of the most popular and celebrated playback singers in the history of Bangladesh music industry, Andrew Kishore received the prestigious Bangladesh National Film Award under the Best Male Playback Singer category on eight occasions. 

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Sabbir Rahman
(Bangladeshi cricketer)

Sabbir Rahman
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Birthdate: November 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rajshahi

 44 
Sajeeb Wazed
(Politician)

Sajeeb Wazed
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Birthdate: July 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sajeeb Wazed is a Bangladeshi politician and businessman. An important member of the Awami League, Wazed is credited with masterminding the Digital Bangladesh initiative. The initiative was part of Awami League's political manifesto, Vision 2021. He also operates a US-based firm called Wazed Consulting Inc., where he is serving as the president.

Shayan Chowdhury Arnob
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Birthdate: January 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Born to a musician and filmmaker father in Bangladesh, Shayan Chowdhury Arnob studied in Shantiniketan, where he also met his wife, Bengali singer Sahana Bajpaie. He is known for his signature blend of Rabindrasangeet, pop ballads, and folk songs. He has also sung for films such as Monpura.

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Siam Ahmed
(Actor)

Siam Ahmed
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Birthdate: March 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pirojpur District, Bangladesh

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Alamgir
(Actor)

Alamgir
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Birthdate: April 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Riaz
(Actor)

Riaz
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Birthdate: October 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Faridpur District, Bangladeshi

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Fahim Mohammad
(Chess player)

Fahim Mohammad
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Birthdate: July 26, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh

 50 
Ilias Kanchan
(Actor, Activist)

Ilias Kanchan
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Birthdate: December 24, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kishoreganj District, Bangladesh

Ilias Kanchan is a Bangladeshi activist and actor. He is best known for winning the Bangladesh National Film Award under the Best Actor category for his performance in the 1986 movie Parineeta. A well-known road safety activist, Kanchan was honored by the Government of Bangladesh with the prestigious Ekushey Padak in 2018.

Prominent personalities like Jibananda Das, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Abdul Latif, Bimal Roy, Jagadish Chandra Bose who have greatly contributed in helping forward a glorified image of their country, call Bangladesh their home. And that isn’t all for we have world renowned Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunnus, national poet of Bangladesh Kazi Nazrul Islam, educationist and architect Abul Kashem, scientist and professor Maqsudul Alam and philanthropist Hazi Mohammad Mohsin all hailing from Bangladesh. With this section, go through the pages to find a comprehensive list of famous Bangladeshi men who left their footprint on the world map.