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Suhrawardy’s birth anniv today

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  • 8 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Suhrawardy’s birth anniv today

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The 129th birth anniversary of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy will be observed today across the country.

The great Bengali leader was born into a prominent Bengali Muslim family on September 8, 1892. His father Justice Sir Zahid Suhrawardy was a Judge of the Calcutta High Court.

A young Suhrawardy studied in Calcutta Madrasa and attended St Xavier’s College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He obtained further degrees, including a Bachelor of Civil Law from Oxford and a Master of Arts in Arabic from Kolkata.

In 1956, the Awami League formed an alliance with the Republican Party to lead a coalition government in Pakistan.

Suhrawardy became prime minister and pledged to resolve the energy crises, address economic disparities between East and West Pakistan, and strengthen the armed forces.