Ziaur Rahman

1936 - 1981

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Ziaur Rahman ([zi-yaur rôhman]; 19 January 1936 – 30 May 1981) was a Bangladesh Army officer and later turned statesman who served as the President of Bangladesh from 1977 to 1981. He was assassinated on 30 May 1981 in Chittagong in an army coup d'état.Rahman was a Bangladesh Forces Commander of BDF Sector BDF Sector 1 initially, and from June as BDF commander of BDF Sector 11 of the Bangladesh Forces and the Brigade Commander of Z Force from mid-July during the country's Independence war from Pakistan in 1971. He originally broadcast the Bangladesh declaration of independence on 27 March from Kalurghat radio station in Chittagong. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ziaur Rahman has received more than 937,605 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Ziaur Rahman is the 8,393rd most popular politician (down from 6,987th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Bangladesh and the 7th most popular Bangladeshi Politician.

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Among politicians, Ziaur Rahman ranks 8,393 out of 15,710Before him are Henri Alekan, Ahmed Jibril, Abdallah ibn Tahir al-Khurasani, Kormesiy, Pierre Harmel, and Ernst Reuter. After him are Víctor Paz Estenssoro, Arnaldo Ochoa, Demetrius I of Georgia, Hannelore Kohl, Reuven Shiloah, and Miguel Miramón.

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Among people born in 1936, Ziaur Rahman ranks 168Before him are Bobby Darin, Glenn Murcutt, Charles Napier, W. D. Hamilton, Gabriel Matzneff, and Jan Gehl. After him are Norma Aleandro, Hazem El Beblawi, Valentín Paniagua, Eliahu Inbal, Dacia Maraini, and David Yonggi Cho. Among people deceased in 1981, Ziaur Rahman ranks 83Before him are Carl Ludwig Siegel, Helmut Gröttrup, Victor Kugler, Ferruccio Parri, Jean Eustache, and Glauber Rocha. After him are Walter Heitler, Lanza del Vasto, Norman Taurog, Bobby Sands, Mostafa Chamran, and Hermann Esser.

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In Bangladesh

Among people born in Bangladesh, Ziaur Rahman ranks 13 out of 43Before him are Zillur Rahman (1929), Sheikh Hasina (1947), Jagadish Chandra Bose (1858), Sri Chinmoy (1931), Anandamayi Ma (1896), and Iajuddin Ahmed (1931). After him are Begum Rokeya (1880), Khawaja Nazimuddin (1894), Meghnad Saha (1893), S. D. Burman (1906), Mahasweta Devi (1926), and Shahabuddin Ahmed (1930).

Among POLITICIANS In Bangladesh

Among politicians born in Bangladesh, Ziaur Rahman ranks 7Before him are Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (1920), Abdul Hamid (1944), Chandragupta I (250), Zillur Rahman (1929), Sheikh Hasina (1947), and Iajuddin Ahmed (1931). After him are Khawaja Nazimuddin (1894), Shahabuddin Ahmed (1930), Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad (1918), Tajuddin Ahmad (1925), Abdur Rahman Biswas (1926), and Motiur Rahman Nizami (1943).