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Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy

Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy


Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy was born in 1893 at Midnapore in Bengal. Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy He received his early education in Calcutta and Madras and after graduating in science, he went to England where he received his M.A.B.C.L. and Bar-at-Law degrees with distinction. On his return to India he began his regular legal practice and soon entered politics. He was associated with nearly all the labour organizations of Calcutta, and was Secretary of the Calcutta Khilafat Committee during the Khilafat Movement. For some time he was Deputy Mayor of Calcutta. From 1921 to 1947 he remained a Member of the Bengal Assembly. He became a Provincial Minister several times and held variously the portfolios of commerce, labour, finance, health, rural welfare and food. In 1946 he became the Chief Minister of Bengal and for a long time he was the main organizer of the Muslim League's election campaign in Bengal. He moved the historic Resolution at the League Legislators' Convention in 1946, amending the Resolution of 1940.

In 1949 Mr. Suhrawardy founded Awami League. Also in 1949, he was elected a Member of the first Constituent Assembly of Pakistan. On December 20, 1954 he became Pakistan's Minister of Law and in 1955 he became the Leader of the Opposition to a coalition Government. On December 12, 1956 he became the fifth Prime Minister of Pakistan. He formed a Cabinet in association with the Republican Party, but resigned after a crisis eleven months later and became again the Leader of the Opposition.

After the promulgation of Martial law in October 1958, he struggled hard for the restoration of democracy in the country and he formed the National Democratic Front in 1962. He died on December 5, 1963 at Beirut and was buried at Dhaka.



India never was one, was never a nation, never was a country governed by one single power even with the sword. It is a sub-continent of different nationalities and peoples. It was never governed, in history, by one single power. Even today, when constitutionally and legally British are ruling over India, one third India is not British. The administrative oneness is entirely the making of the British. The government, which has been in this sub-Continent for 150 or 160 years, is not a government with the sanction of the peoples.... It is the sanction of British bayonets and not the sanction of the peoples.

Muslim League Council, November 9, 1942
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