Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy Biography
(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)
Birthday: September 8, 1892 (Virgo)
Born In: Midnapore, Bengal, British India
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy was an Indian-Pakistani politician and lawyer, who became the fifth Prime Minister of Pakistan. His political career spanned pre-independence India and undivided Pakistan. Born into a wealthy and esteemed Bengali Muslim family, he acquired education at prestigious institutes in India and England. He trained in law in England and continued to practice law after returning to India in the 1920s. He got heavily involved with politics, especially upholding Muslim interests in Bengal. He was elected to several prestigious positions during his career, including portfolios like law, labour, commerce in the provincial administration of Bengal. He rose to become the Prime Minister of Bengal in 1946. He was accused of instigating massive riots in 1946 that killed many, and was thus, nicknamed ‘Butcher of Bengal’. He was an early supporter of the creation of Pakistan. After partition, he held several political positions in undivided Pakistan, the highest being that of the Prime Minister. After his ouster from that position, he retired from politics. He was married twice and several landmarks are named after him in Bangladesh.