Sheikh Hasina Wazed, born on September 28, 1947), is the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh and the tenth in power since January 2009. Hina’s political career has lasted more than four decades.
He was a leader of the opposition from 1986 to 1990 and from 1991 to 1995, as prime minister from 1996 to 2001, and has led the Awami League of Bangladesh since 1981.
In 2008, she returned as prime minister with an overwhelming victory. In January 2014, he became Prime Minister for a third term in an unopposed election, in violation of the key rules of the Constitution.
Hasina is one of the most powerful women in the world, ranking 30th on the Forbes list of the 100 most powerful women in the world in 2017.
|Real Name||Sheikh Hasina Wazed|
|Famous For||Prime Minister of Bangladesh|
Physical Stats & More
|Eye Colour||Lavendar Grey|
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Political Party||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Other Political Affilations||Grand Alliance (2008–present)|
|Political Journey||1981: elected president of the ‘Awami League Party’.|
1991: Leader of the opposition to the fifth legislature of Bangladesh.
1996: Chosen and sworn in as the second woman prime minister of Bangladesh.
2001: He lost the elections and leads the party that opposes the government for the next seven years.
2009: Prime Minister elected for the second time.
2014: Prime Minister elected for the third time.
|Biggest Rival||Khaleda Zia|
|Date Of Birth||28 September 1947|
|Age (as in 2017)||70 Years|
|Birth Place||Tungipara, Gopalganj District, East Bengal, Dominion of Pakistan (Now, in Bangladesh)|
|Home Town||Tungipara Upazila, Bangladesh|
|School||Ajimpur Girls’ School|
|College||Eden Mohila College|
University of Dhaka
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• 1998: Félix Houphouët-Boigny Award for the search for peace by UNESCO|
• 1998: Mother Teresa Award of the Peace Council of all India
• 1998: M.K. Gandhi of the Mahatama M K Gandhi Foundation, Oslo, Norway
• 2009: Indira Gandhi Award
• 2014: UNESCO Tree of Peace Award for its commitment to the empowerment of women and the education of girls
|Controversies||• In 2007, Hasina was arrested on extortion charges. The Anti-Corruption Commission sent notices to Hasina and Khaleda Zia, informing them to provide details of their assets to the Commission within a week.|
• In the same year (2007), the Anticorruption Commission filed an additional action against Hasina in connection with a contract to build a power plant in 1997, for which it allegedly received a bribe of 30 million takas.
Boys, Affairs and More
|Husband/Spouse||Late M.A. Wazed Miah (1968-2009), a Nuclear Scientist|
|Children||Son– Sajeeb Wazed|
Daughter– Saima Wazed
|Parents||Father– Mujibur Rahman (politician)|
Mother– Fazilatunnesa Mujib
|Siblings||Brother(s)– 3 |
Sister– Sheikh Rehana
|Net worth||Rs.100 crore|
Some lesser known facts about Sheikh Hasina
- Sheikh Hasina smokes ?: Unknown
- Sheikh Hasina drinks alcohol ?: Unknown
- His father, ‘Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’, was the first president of Bangladesh (1971) and his mother, Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib.
- She has said in many interviews that she grew up scared because of her father’s political work.
- Since the political affairs of Bangladesh were very unstable in 1971 (Bangladesh was completely separated from Pakistan), he had to leave the country for a few years.
- Hasina was not in Bangladesh when her father’s murder occurred on August 15, 1975 (her mother and three brothers were also executed). She and her sister escaped murder as they were in West Germany at that time. He was not even allowed to return home.
- She lived in India in exile, but when she was elected to lead the Awami League party on February 16, 1981, she returned to Bangladesh.
- She was detained throughout her 1980s. She was placed under house arrest twice in 1984 and again in 1985 for three months.
- In 1990, through a legitimate process, he challenged General Ershad, who led martial law and it took him some years to get him out.
- Before playing politics, elections were often manipulated, with inappropriate voting methods and even counting them, and the country was so erratic that those who spoke against the government were often imprisoned, exiled or even killed.
- Thanks to the dedication and efforts of this lady, an amendment has been adopted for free and neutral elections.
- Bangladesh has improved considerably to become more democratic, less violent and allow more civil rights than ever before.
- In 1991, he became Leader of the Opposition in the country’s fifth legislature. She escorted all political parties to parliament to convert the presidential system into a parliamentary system.
- His party won national elections in 1996 for the first time and became the second woman prime minister of Bangladesh (Khaleda Zia was the first lady of the prime minister of Bangladesh).
- The Ganga Water Sharing Treaty with India and the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Treaty (CHT) with the Chatbatma Parbatya Jana-Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) was signed by the Hasina government in 1996 and 1997 respectively. These created an environment of peace, harmony, and development in Bangladesh.
- In 1997, with the Queen of Spain and the First Lady of the United States, Hillary Clinton, she was asked to co-chair the “Microcredit Summit”, which became a vital humanitarian movement.
- In 2001, he lost the elections and the political conditions of Bangladesh worsened and the whole country was exposed to violent demonstrations, strikes, and total disturbances.
- In 2004, during her tenure in the opposition, she was attacked and survived a series of deadly attacks. These attacks were followed by the death of 21 members of the ‘Awami League’.
- He decided to run for the ninth national parliamentary election of 2008 under the “Grand Alliance” with the Jatiya party led by Hussain Muhammad Ershad and won the general election with a two-thirds majority, that is, 230 seats out of 299.
- Finally, she was named Prime Minister for the second time on January 6, 2009.
- His second term (from 2009 to 2014) as Prime Minister was overshadowed by major scandals. These included; Padma Bridge scandal, Hallmark-Sonali Bank scam, stock market scandal, Rana Plaza collapse.
- In January 2014, Hasina became prime minister for the third time after winning the general elections, which were ruined by the main alliance led by the opposition, the BNP. The elections were called “An electoral joke”.
- His rivalry with Khaleda Zia is widely known as “Battle Of The Begums.”
- Hasina is the patron of the Asian Women’s University, headed by Chancellor Cherie Blair, and includes the First Lady of Japan, SE Akie Abe, and Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO.
- Hasina is ranked 30 in the Forbes list of the 100 most powerful women in the world, this list was published in 2017.
- The position of Bangladeshi women in society has improved and improved thanks to their efforts. Women have had a voice in politics since then.