Mohammad Sultan

Mohammad Sultan

Mohammad Sultan (24 December 1926 - 31 December 1983) was a Bangladeshi politician and language activist of the Bengali Language Movement.


Early life

He was born at Panchagarh on 24 December 1926. He was the son of Shomsher Ali, a police officer, and Gulzarnessa. He passed entrance examination from Jessore Zilla School. He received his Honors from Rajshahi College in and finished his Masters at Political Science in 1953 from the University of Dhaka.

Political career

Mohammad Sultan was inspired by Quit India movement in his youth and joined in Pakistan Movement in 1946. In 1948, he helped to organize the Language Movement in Rajshahi. He joined the Jubo League in 1951 and became the joint secretary of its central committee. He also took part in the Language Movement from Dhaka University in 1952 and at the end of the year became the Chairman of the newly born Students' Union. He worked extremely hard to establish the Union and continued his work at the Jubo League. After the separation of political party NAP, Sultan joined the faction led by Maulana Bhasani. Later he started publishing political literature with M.R.Akhtar Mukul. He also published the famous collection on Bengali Language Movement "Ekushey February" on 1953. Muslim League run government eventually banned the collection. Mohammad Sultan had to suffer a considerable period of his life in jail. In 1954, he was arrested and kept imprisoned for about a year. After the beginning of Martial law in Pakistan in 1958, Sultan was again arrested and served in jail for four years without any specific trial. He was a lifetime member of Bangla Academy and vice-chairman of Bangladesh Book Publishers Committee.[1]

Road Number 3 in Dhanmondi is named after him. [1]


  1. ^ a b Islam Shaheed, Shahidul (31 December), "মোহাম্মদ সুলতানকে কি মনে পড়ে?", Khola Kolom, Prothom Alo: 9 

External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mohammad Toaha — (Bangla: মোহাম্মদ তোয়াহা) is a language activist of the language movement and politician. He is considered as one of the main student leader during the movement.[1] Mohammad Toaha was born in Kushakhali village of Laxmipur in Noakhali. He… …   Wikipedia

  • Mohammad Hasan Sharq — Prime Minister of Afghanistan In office 26 May 1988 – 21 February 1989 President Mohammad Najibullah Preceded by Sultan Ali …   Wikipedia

  • Mohammad Hatta — 1st Vice President of Indonesia In office 18 August 1945 – 1 December 1956 President Soekarno …   Wikipedia

  • Sultan et Berger — Titre original سلطان و شبان Genre Série télévisée Comédie historique Créateur(s) Dariush Farhang Acteurs principaux Mehdi Hashemi Golab Adineh Mohammad Moti’ Mohammad Ali Keshavarz Hossein Kasbian Ahmad Aghalou …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sultán Alí Keshtmand — سلطان علي کشتمند Vicepresidente de la República de Afganistán 1990 – 1991 Presidente Mohammad N …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mohammad Hashim Maiwandwal — Prime Minister of Afghanistan In office 2 November 1965 – 11 October 1967 Monarch Mohammed Zahir Shah Preceded by Mohammad Yusuf Succeeded by A …   Wikipedia

  • Mohammad Musa Shafiq — (Pashto: محمد موسی شفيق ) Prime Minister of Afghanistan In office 12 December 1972 – 17 July 1973 Monarch Mohammad Zahir Shah …   Wikipedia

  • Sultan Sulaiman Mosque — Sultan Sulaiman Royal Mosque is Selangor s royal mosque, which is located in Klang, Selangor, Malaysia. It was constructed by the British in the early 1930s and was officially opened in 1932 by the late Almarhum Sultan Sir Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah… …   Wikipedia

  • Mohammad Nur Ahmad Etemadi — Prime Minister of Afghanistan In office 01 November 1967 – 09 June 1971 Monarch Mohammad Zahir Shah …   Wikipedia

  • Sultan Ali Keshtmand — Mandats 15e et 17e Premier ministre d Afghanistan 11 juin&# …   Wikipédia en Français