“Where man in all his truest glory lives, And nature's face is exquisitely sweet; For those fair climes I heave impatient sigh, There let me live and there let me die.” Mention Bangladesh and you will find your mind wandering off to the poignant verses of Michael Madhusudan Dutta or seeking solace in the soulful melodies of Kazi Nazrul Islam. That is what Bangladesh has always been— a cosmos of brave, exemplary, and exceptionally talented Bengalis. Sadly, the country has often been shunned down as a third world nation jostling to find its foot in the world. But to tell the truth, Bangladesh, despite its fairly short history, has managed to stamp its greatness and how? The home to the Royal Bengal Tiger and the largest mangrove forest in the world, Bangladesh has been the address to many eminent men and women like Jibananda Das, Taslima Nasrin, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Abdul Latif, Bimal Roy, Jagadish Chandra Bose and many more. Explore all about their lives in their timeline, trivia, and facts covered in their biographies below.
Sheikh Mujibur RahmanSheikh Mujibur Rahman
17 March 1920
First Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Sheikh HasinaSheikh Hasina
28 September 1947
Prime Minister of Bangladesh

Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
24 May 1899
National Poet of Bangladesh

Muhammad YunusMuhammad Yunus
28 June 1940
 

Humayun AhmedHumayun Ahmed
13 November 1948
Writer, Filmmaker

Hussain Muhammad ErshadHussain Muhammad Ershad
01 February 1930
Former President of Bangladesh
Fazle Hasan AbedFazle Hasan Abed
27 April 1936
Social Worker

Muhammed Zafar IqbalMuhammed Zafar Iqbal
23 December 1952
Author

Iqbal QuadirIqbal Quadir
13 August 1958
Founder of Grameenphone

Subir ChowdhurySubir Chowdhury
12 January 1967
Author
Jewel AichJewel Aich
10 April 1950
Magician

Salah ChoudhurySalah Choudhury
12 January 1965
The editor of The Weekly Blitz
Shahabuddin NagariShahabuddin Nagari
06 October 1955
Poet

MannaManna
06 December 1964
actor

Shakib KhanShakib Khan
28 March 1979
Bangladeshi film actor
Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
25 August 1962
Poet, Physician, Novelist, Essayist, Writer,

Mashrafe MortazaMashrafe Mortaza
05 October 1983
Cricketer
Khaleda ZiaKhaleda Zia
15 August 1945
Politician

Tamim IqbalTamim Iqbal
20 March 1989
Cricketer

Ziaur RahmanZiaur Rahman
19 January 1936
Politician
Mushfiqur RahimMushfiqur Rahim
09 June 1987
Bangladeshi cricketer

Mustafizur RahmanMustafizur Rahman
06 September 1995
Bangladeshi cricketer
Fazlur Rahman KhanFazlur Rahman Khan
03 April 1929
Civil engineer, Architect, Structural engineer

Apu BiswasApu Biswas
11 October 1983
actor

Soumya SarkarSoumya Sarkar
25 February 1993
Bangladeshi cricketer

Runa LailaRuna Laila
17 November 1952
Singer
Allauddin KhanAllauddin Khan
1862 AD
musician, composer, music educator
Liton DasLiton Das
13 October 1994
Bangladeshi cricketer

PurnimaPurnima
11 July 1981
actor

Ferdous AhmedFerdous Ahmed
07 June 1973
Bangladeshi film actor

Ziaul Faruq ApurbaZiaul Faruq Apurba
27 June 1981
Bangladeshi model
LalonLalon
1774 AD
poet

Dino ShafeekDino Shafeek
21 March 1930
Comedian, Actor

Mahiya MahiMahiya Mahi
27 October 1993
Actor

Sajeeb WazedSajeeb Wazed
27 July 1971
 

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Jibanananda DasJibanananda Das
17 February 1899
Poet, Writer
Pritilata WaddedarPritilata Waddedar
05 May 1911
 

ShabnamShabnam
17 August 1942
Actor
Shah JalalShah Jalal
 

Mohammad AshrafulMohammad Ashraful
07 July 1984
Bangladeshi cricketer

Delwar Hossain SayeediDelwar Hossain Sayeedi
01 February 1940
Bangladeshi Politician
MoushumiMoushumi
03 November 1973
Actor, Model

Tarique RahmanTarique Rahman
20 November 1964
 
Mosharraf KarimMosharraf Karim
22 August 1972
Actor

M. A. G. OsmaniM. A. G. Osmani
01 September 1918
 

ChallengerChallenger
1959 AD
Bangladeshi television actor

Sabbir RahmanSabbir Rahman
22 November 1991
Bangladeshi cricketer

Taskin AhmedTaskin Ahmed
03 April 1995
Bangladeshi cricketer
Leepu Nizamuddin AwliaLeepu Nizamuddin Awlia
01 October 1968
Coachbuilder, Engineer

Arifin ShuvoArifin Shuvo
02 February 1982
Bangladeshi film actor

Zillur RahmanZillur Rahman
09 March 1929
Former President of Bangladesh

Ananta JalilAnanta Jalil
17 April 1978
film director, film producer, businessperson,
Irene KhanIrene Khan
24 December 1956
Lawyer

Iajuddin AhmedIajuddin Ahmed
01 February 1931
Former President of Bangladesh
Joya AhsanJoya Ahsan
01 July 1972
Actor

Khaled MahmudKhaled Mahmud
26 July 1971
Bangladeshi cricketer

Ali Ahsan Mohammad MojaheedAli Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed
1948 AD
politician
Thakur AnukulchandraThakur Anukulchandra
14 September 1888
 

Matiur RahmanMatiur Rahman
29 October 1941
Military pilot
Md. Abdul HamidMd. Abdul Hamid
01 January 1944