Sheikh Hasina Wazed (in Bengali : শেখ হাসিনা ওয়াজেদ) is a Bangladeshi politician and current Prime Minister of the country. Since 1981, she has been president of the important political party Awami League of Bangladesh. She is the eldest of the five children of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first president and founding father of Bangladesh. Sheikh Hasina’s party defeated the four-party alliance headed by the BNP in the 2008 parliamentary elections, thereby securing her position as prime minister. Previously between 1996 and 2001, Sheikh Hasina had already been Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
September 28, 1947
|Birth place||Tungipara, Bangladesh|
|Political party||Awami League|
|Education||University of Dhaka|
Sheikh Hasina was born on September 28, 1947 in Tungipara, East Pakistan. Her father is the first president of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and mother Begum Fazilatunnesa. She took early childhood education in Tungipara. From that time she started living with her family in Dhaka at the house of Rajni Bose Lane in Mogultuli. She was later transferred to a government residence on Minto Road. In 1956, she was enrolled in the girl child school at Tikatuli. On October 8 1961, she started living in house number 32 in Dhanmondi. In a military coup on August 15, all family members were killed. she and her sister, Sheikh Rehana were in West Germany at that time to study. She passed Matriculation at Azimpur Girls’ High School in the 5th.
Sheikh Hasina completed her bachelor’s degree in Dhaka University from Dhaka .
In 1967, she was married to Wazed Miah who died on May 9 , 2009. They have two children, Sajeeb Wazed Joy (son) and Saima Wazed Putul (daughter).