Prime Minister Khawaja Nazimuddin and Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy

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Basic InformationKhawaja NazimuddinHuseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy
NationalityBritish India (1894 – 1947) Pakistani (1947 – 1958),  British India (1892 – 1947), Indian (1947 – 1949), Pakistani (1949 – 1963)
Date of Birth19th July 18948th September 1892
Place of BirthDacca, Bengal, British IndiaMidnapore, Bengal, British India
ResidenceDacca, Bengal, British IndiaMidnapore, Bengal, British India, & Karachi, Pakistan
Date of Death22nd October 19645th December 1963
Place of DeathDacca, Pakistan (Now in Bangladesh)Beirut, Lebanon
Age70 years old71 years old
School completionDunstable Grammar School in England Calcutta Madrassa
College completion MAO College of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh, IndiaB.Sc. from the St. Xavier’s College
University Graduation completionBA degree in sociology from AMU, MA degree in English by Cambridge UniversityCalcutta University (BS in Maths, MA in Arabic lang.) St Catherine’s College, Oxford (MA in Polysci and BCL)
Doctorate degree of Doctor of Laws by the vice-chancellor of Dhaka UniversityN / A
Famous for2nd Governor-General of Pakistan,
2nd Prime Minister of Pakistan,
Chief Minister of East Bengal, Prime Minister of Bengal, President of Muslim League
5th Prime Minister of Pakistan (1956 – 1957),
Minister of Defense (1956 – 1957),
Minister of Health (1955 – 1956),
Leader of the Opposition (1955 – 1956),
Minister of Law and Justice (1953 – 1955),
Premier of Bengal (1946 – 1947),
Provincial Minister of Civil Supplies (1943 – 1945),
Provincial Minister of Labor and Commerce (1937 – 1943), Deputy Mayor of Calcutta (1924 – 1925),
Member of the Bengal Legislative Assembly (1921 – 1936), President of Awami League (1956 – 1957)
ProfessionBarrister, PoliticianLawyer, politician
Works inPakistan Muslim League (1947 – 1958),
All India Muslim League (1922 – 1947)
Awami League,
Muslim league,
Serve in Government1945 – 19541921 – 1957
AwardsOrder of the Indian EmpireIn 2004, Suhrawardy was ranked number 19 in the BBC’s poll of the Greatest Bengali of all time, Khayaban-e-Suhrawardy (lit. Garden of Suhrawardy), is one of the main thoroughfares of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.

Khawaja Nazimuddin:

Khawaja Nazimuddin was conceived on 19th July 1894, KCIE, was a Bengali traditionalist lawmaker and one of the main establishing fathers of Pakistan. He is noted similar to the primary Bengali head of Pakistan who administered the nation first as the Governor-General (1948–51) and later as the Prime Minister (1951–53)[1].

Khawaja Nazimuddin and Suhrawardy
Khawaja Nazimuddin and Suhrawardy


Khwaja Nazimuddin, a rich proprietor and a nephew of Nawab Salimullah, was the result of the Nawab group of Dhaka. His reality was the thin limits of the medieval privileged. He was reared if not destined to lead Muslim Bengal but since of his experience, he was a time misplacement in Bengalpolitics and its goal. His native language was Urdu and Bangla was least known to him. He was the child of Khwaja Nizamuddin and Nawabzadi Bilkees Bano and was hitched to Shah Bano, a girl of Khwaja Ashraf in 1924. He was the most exceptional and effective individual from the Dhaka Nawab family. He passed on 22 October 1964and untruths covered next to the graves of Fazlul Haq and Suhrawardi on the ground of Dhaka High Court. Their catacomb is known as the Mazar of three public pioneers[1].

Nazimuddin had everything. He had the presence of an incredible family. He had abundance that liberated him from the scraped area against the intense world. He had the instruction from the praised colleges and a developed brain, a mix of eastern and western musings and thoughts. His character was a coordinated entire made out of apparently different attributes. He was a conceived blue-blood, however, he remained independently liberated from the foils and flaws related to the landed nobility. He was a man of confidence and loyalty, veracity and earnestness, urbanity, and effortlessness. Actually, to him, the word was an honor. He had an incredible love for Islam and its customs. There was not a hint of pride or haughtiness in him[1].

Entrance into Government:

Khwaja Nazimuddin entered in governmental issues earnestly, appropriately instructed, and prepared for it. The legislative issues that he pronounced and rehearsed were perfect and reasonable. He realized how to win and how to lose with effortlessness. In political life, he was recognized by two characteristics, consistency and dedication. His political confidence and stand were all through steady. He continually kept these twin destinations before him. However, he was a decent man, yet not exceptionally steadfast or solid. He was straight in governmental issues however incapable. He was constantly known to be a powerless and apprehensive man, and his sibling Khwaja Shahabuddin should be the mind behind him. However, his impediment in legislative issues was his honorability which, joined with the delicate quality of his personality. However, his obvious gravity covered his self-uncertainty and deficiencies. [1]

Bhasha Andolon (Bangladesh language movement 1948-1952
Bhasha Andolon (Bangladesh language movement 1948-1952

Khwaja Nazimuddin was a less shining, however one of the most famous figures in the political history of Pakistan in its developmental stage. He had a place with the uncommon variety of lawmakers, against whom never a solitary charge of debasement or abuse of intensity leveled, notwithstanding his long visit in open workplaces. His unquestioning reliability and responsibility, genuineness, and honorability of heart were the commended highlights of his character and legislative issues. Even though he was hesitant, less-effective, less-intense, and less-aspiring head. In any case, his impediment ends up being the value of his determinations in high political workplaces. [1]

Company of Quaid-e-Azam and other political leaders:

In any case, he had the sound presence of mind, was generally regarded for his property, old-world civility, and accommodation, and was, most importantly, steadfast in his unwavering ness to the Quaid-I-Azam and dedication to the reason of Pakistan. All through his political life, he stayed determined faithful to his political association, his chief, and his partners. He stayed an individual from the Muslim League from the first till the most recent days of his political profession, and it is known and set up the certainty that he was among the most steadfast and dedicated partners and stalwarts of Quaid-I-Azam and Pakistan Movement. Quaid-I-Azam consistently confided in Nazimuddin and had him firmly connected with the Simla Conference just as the conversations with the Cripps and the Cabinet Mission. He appeared all through his political vocation that the undaunted unwavering ness could anticipate attractive compensations from their thankful experts. [1]

Family of Nazimuddin:

Nazimuddin had a place with a world-class family and his life was loaded with distinction and wins, however more than that all his vocation was outstanding for the honorability of his heart and direct. The various triumphs, he scored and the most noteworthy workplaces just as titles of significant privilege which were presented on him directly from 1922 to 1953. It was the mid-twenties when Nazimuddin began his profession as Chairman of the Dhaka Municipality in 1922, a position he held till 1929. During that time, he was additionally a Member of the Executive Council of Dhaka University. For his great work at both these foundations, in 1929 he has delegated a Member to the Governor’s Executive Council. He kept on serving in this limit till 1937. He was chosen as a Member of the Bengal Legislative Assembly from Barisal Muslim voting public in 1923, 1926, and 1929 and was the Education Minister of joined Bengal from 1929 to June 1934 and later as Minister for Agriculture. In the previous limit, he effectively guided the Compulsory Primary Education Bill; eliminating divergence that existed in training between the Hindus and the Muslims. As Minister for Agriculture in 1935, he steered the Agriculture Debtors Bill and the Bengal Rural Development Bill which liberated helpless Muslim cultivators from the grip of Hindu moneylenders. [1]

Chief Minister East Bengal Khawaja Nazimuddin
Chief Minister East Bengal Khawaja Nazimuddin

Nazimuddin into the Muslim League:

Nazimuddin was related to the Muslim League from the mid-thirties and stayed attending with it till his final gasp. The Muslim League was re-sorted out in Bengal in 1935 by the excellence of the motivation given by the Quaid-I-Azam and the dynamic authority of Khwaja Nazimuddin. He was among the pioneers from Bengal to react to the Quaid-e-Azam’s call to redesign the Muslim League in Bengaline groundwork for the prospective general appointment of 1937. From that point forward he has been one of the most faithful lieutenants of the Quaid-I-Azam and one of the most passionate allies of the Muslim League. He had been a determined and reliable Muslim Leaguer. His capable initiative hosted brought all the diverse Muslim gatherings under one stage aside from that of Fazlul Haq and his Krishak Praja Party. His refusal to join the Muslim League implied a specific division of the Muslim votes which would have been lethal for them. To evade this disaster at the hour of political decision in Bengal, the two gatherings United Muslim Party and New Majlis Party converged in Muslim League to frame political decision collusion. Hence, the Muslim League was developed as the single biggest gathering in the political decision. [1]

The election of 1937:

In the Election of 1937, Nazimuddin as ML applicant was crushed by Fazlul Haq, the KPP pioneer, in the Patuakhali body electorate. However, later, he won from the North Calcutta voting public emptied by Suhrawardy. Yet, his initial thrashing so profoundly influenced him that later he generally evaded challenging races. He neglected to rise as a mass and famous pioneer, rather he focused his energies to oblige his political bosses. [1]

In 1937 he was delegated Home Minister in Haq’s Coalition Ministry. On1 December 1941, he left the Cabinet as a result of contrasts among Haq and Jinnah. Fazlul Haq was ousted from the League and his Ministry route to another Ministry in alliance with the Congress individuals. During the Shyama-Haq Coalition (1942 to 1943), Nazimuddin went about as the Leader of the Opposition. On 24 April 1943, Muslim League shaped the Ministry with Nazimuddin as the Prime Minister on the fall of Haq Ministry on 28 March 1943. The conditions were foreboding. The ghost of starvation was expanding the reasonable in Bengal. Nazimuddin and his Ministry intensely confronted the circumstance and undauntedly set themselves to the errand of defeating the starvation. Because of the ruses of the resistance and the moving dedication of certain components, Nazimuddin’s Cabinet was broken up on 28 March 1945 and he lost Chief Ministership to Suhrawardy. In any case, he stayed an individual from the all India Muslim League Working Committee from 1937 to 1947.[1]

Central Legislative Assembly:

In 1946, Nazimuddin was chosen as an individual from the Central Legislative Assembly in New Delhi and was named Deputy Leader of Opposition. That mirrored the trust and certainty gave on him by the Quaid-I-Azam at that exceptionally basic crossroads. All through this time of the battle, Nazimuddin stayed one of the Quaid’s confided in associates. The country and the heads of the Muslim League remembered his genuineness to the reason for the Muslims of India and the Muslim League. [1]

Chief Minister of East Bengal:

Inside the arrangement of Pakistan, he turned into a significant aspect of the early governments. He was selected as Chief Minister of East Bengal after the formation of Pakistan on 14 August 1947. In the challenge for administration, Nazimuddin was upheld as against Suhrawardy by the Central League authority, on account of Suhrawardy’s inclusion with the united Bengal movement, and his relationship with Gandhi. [1]

Khawaja Nazimuddin address's on death anniversary of Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Khawaja Nazimuddin address’s on death anniversary of Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Serving to the Country:

On two extraordinary and troublesome circumstances for the nation, Nazimuddin was called upon consistently to serve the country. To start with, in the event of the death of the Quaid-I-Azam in 1948, he was considered by everyone to be the most appropriate individual to possess the workplace of the Governor-General of Pakistan. He acknowledged the workplace as a test and turned into the subsequent Governor-General of the nation. As of right now, the position was to a great extent formal, and chief force rested with the Prime Minister, however, he played out his function as established Governor-General with pride and respectability. Also, when after the death of Liaquat Ali Khan in 1951, the bureau individuals from L. A. Khan collectively welcomed Nazimuddin to take over as Prime Minister. Afterward, he was likewise chosen as an individual from Pakistan Constituent Assembly just as the President of the Muslim League. He deserved the admiration and delighted in the certainty as Prime Minister, yet on 17th April 1953 was excused in away from the constitution by Governor-General Ghulam Mohammad with the assistance of the common military organization and welcomed Mohammad Ali Bogra to frame the new service. [1]

Ministership of Punjabi and Bengali Contention:

Numerous variables had added to Nazimuddin’s ouster from the Prime Ministership. The helpless condition of the economy, issues of protected, political, and international strategies, the Punjabi-Bengali contention, the counter Ahmadi development were a portion of the more significant reasons. Nonetheless, the unlawful and undemocratic excusal of Nazimuddin as Prime Minister of Pakistan was a genuine hit to the improvement of the majority rules system in Pakistan. [1]

Leaving of the Post of President:

In June 1953, Nazimuddin left the post of the Presidentship of the Muslim League and kept himself detached from dynamic governmental issues, and remained at the quiet region of his little girl’s home. In 1958 he was granted by the title of Nishan-I-Pakistan. He abstained from governmental issues and drove the existence of retirement until 1962. However, in 1963 he got back to governmental issues and turned into the President of the Pakistan Council Muslim League. He committed his energies to the renewal of the Muslim League. He battled hard for the rebuilding of the vote-based system and insurance of crucial rights and dismissed the domineering mentalities of Ayub’s system. He was an incredible loyalist; he firmly opposed the secessionist propensities in East Pakistan at the expense of his ubiquity. He had the main influence in getting Miss Fatima Jinnah’s assent in turning out to be an official application of the resistance ideological groups. [1]

With this foundation, he stayed a modest and a devout individual for a mind-blowing duration and was rarely pompous. He encountered many high points and low points in his political profession, yet he never lost his orientation and consistently maintained persistence. He was steadfast and devoted to his political supporters. He was a nobleman second to none. His dependability was naturally whether it was to British or the Muslim League. English enjoyed him for his primitive association and reliability and raised him to the lofty openings. Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Liaquat Ali enjoyed his genuineness and commitment to the Muslim League and with their endowments, Nazimuddin came to the echelon of intensity in Pakistan. To Ghulam Muhammad, he was, notwithstanding, a “wasteful” and a “silly figure” of a man and as Governor-General, he mercilessly took him out from the Prime Ministership. [1]

Nazimuddin, nonetheless, given his presentation and nonattendance of Charisma demonstrated a shameful replacement of Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan. At the point when he was the Governor-General, the force lay with the Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan. At the point when he turned into the Prime Minister, the force lay with the Governor-General Ghulam Muhammad. It appears power consistently avoided him and was never inside his grasp. [1]

Man, of history from the Nawab Family of Dhaka:

History will recall him as a courteous fellow and a man of good however not incredible. His reliability to his political experts and his introduction to the world in the Nawab’s Family of Dhaka were the components of his prosperity. His loss of motion of will to act even now and again of crisis and his unremarkable character were the reasons for his disappointment. He did not have the charm of a pioneer and couldn’t entrance the general population. Most likely, he had his weaknesses, however, they were the deformities of his characteristics. He was very much aware of his imperfections yet was not ready to play filthy deceives just for power. [1]

He was not ethically degenerate and force hungry, he never aimed or schemed for power, it generally presented to him as a prize of his devotion and truthfulness, while, his political opponents utilized each dread and foul intends to get a power handle. Even though he came up short on the characteristics of a wise lawmaker, a thunderous and visionary pioneer, however, inhuman characteristics of devotion, genuineness, and nobility, he was outstanding. [1]

The funeral of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah
The funeral of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Realpolitik Survivor:

Nazimuddin was a survivor of realpolitik. An amazing and yearning carriage of Ghulam Muhammad, Sikandar Mirza, and Ayub Khan sponsored by the common and military organization and the help of childish and self-driven government officials plotted against him and expelled him from power. His undemocratic and unlawful ouster from power ends up being generally calamitous for the vote-based system in Pakistan. His excusal was the seat sign of political corruption, insecurity, and mayhem, which eventually lead to the burden of the main Martial Law by Ayub Khan. The ascent of the undemocratic powers which were least worried about well-known desires prepared to break down of Pakistan.


Even after his excusal, he and his family stayed dynamic in parliamentary governmental issues; his nephew, Khawaja Wasiuddin, a military general filling in as GOC-in-C II Corps and later localized to Bangladesh in 1974. His more youthful sibling, Shahabuddin, stayed dynamic in the legislative issues and the end rose as Information serves in President Ayub Khan’s organization. Sir Khawaja passed on in 1964, matured 70. He was covered at the Mausoleum of three pioneers in his old neighborhood of Dhaka. [2]


He was designated a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (CIE) in 1926 and was knighted in 1934 by the King-Emperor, George V when he was named a Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (KCIE). In 1958 he was granted the most elevated nonmilitary personnel grant named Nishan-e-Pakistan. Later by the Government of Pakistan, Nazimuddin has been regarded now and again after his demise. In Karachi, the local locations, Nazimabad and North Nazimabad in rural areas of Karachi, had been named after his name. In Islamabad, there is a street crossing point, Nazimuddin Road, that has been named in his honor; while in Dhaka, there is likewise a street after his namesake. [2]

Khawaja Nazimuddin (1948 – 1951)

In his honor, the Pakistan Post gave a dedicatory stamp in agreement to his regard. [2]

Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy:

Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy was born on 8th September 1892 was a Bengali pioneer and Statesman of the British managed Bengal. He was one of the most persuasive Bengali government officials in the hour of the British Raj. While trying to forestall the Partition of Bengal he supported for United Bengal proposal. He filled in as the last Prime Minister of Bengal[3].

Suhrawardy and his Democratic visionjpg
Suhrawardy and his Democratic visionjpg

After Pakistan Came into Existence:

After the Creation of Pakistan in 1947, he turned into a main libertarian government official of East Pakistan (East Bengal) and filled in as the primary Bengali Prime Minister of Pakistan. Later He had to leave on under the danger of President Iskandar Mirza. He was restricted from public life by the Pakistani military junta of General Ayub Khan. [3]

Joining of Swaraj Party of Chittaranjan:

Naturally introduced to an unmistakable Bengali Muslim family, Suhrawardy was instructed at Oxford and joined the Swaraj Party of Chittaranjan Das after getting back to India in 1921. He turned into the Mayor of Calcutta, the biggest city in British India, during the 1930s, and later, as an individual from the All-India Muslim League, expected the prevalence of Bengal during the 1940s. Alongside Sarat Chandra Bose, Suhrawardy mooted the United Bengal proposition, trying to forestall the Partition of Bengal. Following the freedom of Pakistan in 1947, he turned into a main egalitarian legislator of East Pakistan, leaving the Muslim League to join the recently framed middle left Awami League in 1952. Alongside A. K. Fazlul Huq and Maulana Bhashani, he drove the skillet Bengali United Front coalition to a reverberating triumph in the 1954 East Bengal decisions and vanquished the Muslim League. [3]

Joining of Awami League:

In 1956, the Awami League framed a union with the Republican Party to lead an alliance government in Pakistan. Suhrawardy became PM and swore to determine the energy emergencies, address monetary aberration’s among East and West Pakistan, and reinforce the military. His drives included gracefully side financial arrangements, arranging atomic force and energy, and revamping and improving the Pakistani military. In international strategy, he spearheaded a key organization with the United States. Confronted with pressure from the organization and business network over his arrangements in help conveyance, nationalization, and resistance to the one-unit plot. Suhrawardy passed on in 1963 in Beirut, Lebanon after enduring a gigantic respiratory failure. [3]


Suhrawardy was conceived on 8th September 1892 to a Bengali Muslim family in the town of Midnapore, presently in West Bengal. He was the more youthful child of Justice Sir Zahid Suhrawardy, a conspicuous adjudicator of the Calcutta High Court, and Khujastha Akhtar Banu (c. 1874–1919) a prominent name in Urdu writing and researcher of Persian. Banu was the girl of Maulana Ubaidullah Al Ubaidi Suhrawardy and sister of British Army official, Lieutenant-Colonel Hassan Suhrawardy, OBE, and Sir Abdullah Al-Mamun Suhrawardy. Suhrawardy had a senior sibling Shahid Suhrawardy, the prime supporter of Pakistan PEN Miscellenay with Professor Ahmed Ali. [3]

Instruction and marriage:

Suhrawardy went to St. Xavier’s College, where he got BS in Mathematics in 1910, later he was conceded at the branch of crafts of the University of Calcutta. In 1913, he picked up an MA in the Arabic language and won a grant to continue his training abroad. Thereafter, he moved to the United Kingdom to go to St. Catherine’s Society, Oxford from where he got a BCL degree in common law and equity. After leaving Oxford, he was called to the bar at Gray’s Inn and later began his training at Calcutta High Court. [3]

In 1920, Suhrawardy wedded Begum Niaz Fatima, the girl of Sir Abdur Rahim, the then home priest of the Bengal Province of British India and later President of India’s Central Legislative Assembly. Suhrawardy had two kids from this marriage; Ahmed Shahab Suhrawardy and Begum Akhtar Sulaiman (née Akhtar Jahan Suhrawardy). Ahmed Suhrawardy passed on from pneumonia while he was an understudy in London in 1940. Begum Akhtar Sulaiman was hitched to Shah Ahmed Sulaiman (child of Justice Sir Shah Sulaiman) and had one kid, Shahida Jamil (who later turned into the main female Pakistani Federal Minister for Law). Shahida Jamil has two children, Zahid Jamil (a legal advisor in Pakistan) and Shahid Jamil (a specialist in London). [3]

1st & 2nd Wife:

His first spouse, Begum Niaz Fatima, passed on in 1922. In 1940 Suhrawardy wedded Vera Alexandrovna Tiscenko Calder, who, after her transformation to Islam had changed her name to Begum Noor Jehan. She was a Russian entertainer of Polish plummet from the Moscow Art Theater and protege of Olga Knipper. The couple separated in 1951 and had one youngster, Rashid Suhrawardy (otherwise known as Robert Ashby), who is an entertainer living in London (he played Jawaharlal Nehru in film Jinnah). Vera later got comfortable in America. [3]

Political activism in British India:

Suhrawardy got back to the subcontinent in 1921 as a rehearsing counselor of the Calcutta High Court. He got engaged with legislative issues in Bengal. At first, he joined the Swaraj Party, a gathering inside the Indian National Congress, and turned into an impassioned supporter of Chittaranjan Das. He assumed a significant part in marking the Bengal Pact in 1923. [3]

24th June 1957. Suhrawardy is in the UK to attend the Commonwealth Prime Ministers Conference which opens the next day, 24th June 1957.
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (1892 – 1963), the Prime Minister of Pakistan, receives a garland from 12-year-old Jehanara Choudhry, upon his arrival at London Airport, 24th June 1957. Suhrawardy is in the UK to attend the Commonwealth Prime Ministers Conference which opens the next day, 24th June 1957.

Deputy Mayor of the Calcutta Corporation:

Suhrawardy turned into the Deputy Mayor of the Calcutta Corporation at 31 years old in 1924, and the Deputy Leader of the Swaraj Party in the Provincial Assembly. In any case, following the passing of Chittaranjan Das in 1925, he started to disassociate himself with the Swaraj Party and in the end joined Muslim League. He filled in as Minister of Labor, and Minister of Civil Supplies under Khawaja Nazimuddin among different positions. He was the Minister dependable during the Midnapore (Bengal) starvation of 1943, however, did little to mitigate it. Madhushree Mukherjee’s 2010 book, “Churchill’s mystery War” puts the duty primarily on Churchill, at that point wartime chief of Britain for effectively obstructing alleviation to Bengal, in any event, when the Americans offered it in their boats, with regards to Churchill’s persistent hold back of a “shortage of delivery” in the Atlantic. (The supposed shortage is genuinely addressed by Mukherjee dependent on reports accessible as of late). Suhrawardy’s legislature actualized British seared earth arrangements intended to counter Japanese attack dangers, strategies like consuming over 1,000 fishing vessels to impede any possible development of attacking soldiers. These estimates exasperated starvation and starvation. Help, it was stated, just showed up after Wavell became Viceroy, who utilized the Indian Army to arrange alleviation. Notwithstanding, at that point, the winter crop had shown up and starvation conditions had just facilitated after millions had prior died. In the Bengal Muslim League, Suhrawardy and Abul Hashim drove a reformist line against the moderate stream drove by Nazimuddin and Akram Khan. [3]

PM of Bengal:

In 1946, Suhrawardy set up and headed a Muslim League government in Bengal. It was the main Muslim League government in India around then. [3]

Joined Bengal proposition:

As the interest for a different Muslim territory of Pakistan got mainstream among Indian Muslims, the autonomy of Pakistan on mutual lines was considered inescapable by mid-1947. To forestall the incorporation of Hindu-greater part locale of Punjab and Bengal in a Muslim Pakistan, the Indian National Congress and the Hindu Mahasabha looked for the division of these territories on public lines. Bengali patriots, for example, Sarat Chandra Bose, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Kiran Shankar Roy, Abul Hashim, Satya Ranjan Bakshi, and Fazlul Qadir Chaudhry looked to counter parcel recommendations with the interest for a unified and autonomous province of Bengal. Suhrawardy and Bose looked for the development of an alliance government between the Bengali Congress and the Bengal Provincial Muslim League. Defenders of the arrangement encouraged the majority to dismiss shared divisions and maintain the vision of an assembled Bengal. In a public interview held in Delhi on 27 April, 1947 Suhrawardy introduced his arrangement for a unified and free Bengal and Abul Hashim gave a comparative explanation in Calcutta on 29th April. Anyway, the arrangement bombed because of the resistance of the Muslim League, Congress, the Hindu Mahasabha, and the Communist Party of India. [3]

Direct Action Day:

Suhrawardy has left a disputable inheritance in post-autonomous India. He is seen as answerable for releasing, at Jinnah’s command, the Direct-Action Day in August 1946 which killed thousands. Notwithstanding, it is impossible that either Jinnah or Suhrawardy sorted out or legitimately energized the viciousness. Although Jinnah recommended inability to acquiesce to Muslim League requests would prompt common war, nobody dependably controlled the different League groups. Eventually, Jinnah needed a unified India, however with power equality between the Muslim League and Congress Party. Direct Action Day confounded Suhrawardy and Jinnah’s endeavors to wrest power from the Congress party. [3]

Interview with Prime Minister Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy
Interview with Prime Minister Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy

The autonomy of Pakistan:

In 1947, the overall influence in Calcutta moved from the Muslim League to the Indian National Congress, and Suhrawardy ventured down from the Chief Ministership. Not at all like other Muslim League stalwarts of India, he didn’t leave his old neighborhood promptly for the recently settled Pakistan. Foreseeing vengeance of Hindus against Muslims in Calcutta after the exchange of intensity, Suhrawardy looked for help from Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi was convinced to remain and appease tempers in Calcutta with the goal that Suhrawardy share a similar rooftop with him so they could interest Muslims and Hindus the same to live in harmony. “Difficulty makes peculiar bed-colleagues,” Gandhi commented in his petition meeting. [3]

Upon the arrangement of Pakistan, Suhrawardy kept up his work in governmental issues, proceeding to zero in on East Bengal as it became after the autonomy of Pakistan. On re-visitation of Dhaka, he joined Awami Muslim League that Maulana Bhashai framed. During the 1950s, Suhrawardy attempted to merge ideological groups in East Pakistan to adjust the governmental issues of West Pakistan. He, alongside other driving Bengali pioneers A.K. Fazlul Huq and Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, framed a political union for the sake of Jukta Front which won an avalanche triumph in 1954 general appointment of East Pakistan. Under Muhammad Ali Bogra, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy would fill in as Law Minister and later become the head of resistance groups. [3]

Executive of Pakistan:

In 1956, Suhrawardy won the space of Prime pastor and was hurriedly selected as fifth Prime Minister by President Iskander Mirza after the unexpected abdication of Chaudhry Muhammad Ali. As Prime clergyman, Suhrawardy took the country on certainty on public radio, promising to determine the energy emergencies, conservative differences and guaranteed the country to assemble a huge military in a weapons contest with India. [3]

One Unit program:

The One Unit was a dubious international program actualized to merge the political position, held by four regions, to government capital in 1954. When Suhrawardy was the Prime Minister, a serious political rivalry between the traditionalist Muslim League and the moderate Republican Party was framing concerning this issue. The legislative issues over this issue were turbulent when the four regions occupied with a political battle to the inversion of the One-Unit which set up West Pakistan in 1955. [3]

The conservative and left-wing parties in the West were restricting the One Unit, and the reason was taken up by the traditionalist Muslim League and strict gatherings. Head administrator Suhrawardy upheld the One-Unit intend to build up the federalism however the huge resistance deadened Suhrawardy’s advancement to regulate the program appropriately. Strategically, the One-Unit neglected to advance and endured with many setbacks in the West; it didn’t create any international outcomes and accomplishments for Suhrawardy’s administration. Then again, the One-Unit was a significant achievement in East Pakistan. In political aggravations, monstrous work strikes, and common issues affected at the command of conservative and left-wing parties, Suhrawardy had to stop the One-Unit lastly surrendering the dubious segments of One Unit in 1956. The four areas effectively held their topographical status while the East-Pakistan was advanced into one single huge region with an overpowering Bengali populace. [3]

Monetary activities:

The naturally obliged, the National Finance Commission Program (NFC Program), was promptly suspended by Prime Minister Suhrawardy regardless of the stores of the four areas of West Pakistan in 1956. Suhrawardy upheld for the USSR-based Five-Year Plans to concentrate the public economy. In this view, East Pakistan’s economy was immediately concentrated and all major financial arrangements moved to West Pakistan. [3]

Pakistan's history of hostage politics
Pakistan’s history of hostage politics

Endeavors prompting incorporating the economy was met with extraordinary obstruction in West Pakistan when the first-class monopolist and the business network furiously wouldn’t oblige to his arrangements. The business network in Karachi started its political battle to sabotage any endeavors of monetary dispersion of the US$10 million ICA help to the better aspect of East Pakistan and to set up a united public delivery partnership. In the budgetary urban areas of West Pakistan, for example, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, and Peshawar, there was an arrangement of significant work strikes against the financial approaches of Suhrawardy upheld by the world-class business network and the private area. [3]

Moreover, to redirect consideration from the questionable One Unit Program, Prime Minister Suhrawardy attempted to end the emergencies by calling a little gathering of speculators to set up a private company in the nation. Notwithstanding numerous activities and holding off the NFC Award Program, Suhrawardy’s political position and the picture was decline and disintegrated in the four regions in West Pakistan. Numerous patriot chiefs and activists of the Muslim League were alarmed with the suspension of the intrinsically obliged NFC Program while patriots. His faultfinders and Muslim League pioneers saw that with the suspension of the NFC Award Program, Suhrawardy attempted to give more money-related allotments, helps, awards, and occasion to East-Pakistan than West Pakistan, including West Pakistan’s four areas. During the most recent days of his Prime pastoral years, Suhrawardy attempted to eliminate the monetary uniqueness between the Eastern and Western wings of the nation however without any result. He additionally attempted ineffectively to ease the food lack in the nation. [3]

Legitimate changes:

Suhrawardy’s offered for prevalence just as Suhrawardy’s effective manufacturing of a partnership with the Republican Party made sure about the workplace for himself. When he turned into the leader, Suhrawardy started a legitimate work resuscitating the joint electorate framework. There was a solid resistance and hatred for the joint electorate framework in West Pakistan. The Muslim League had taken the reason to people in general and started calling for the usage of a discrete electorate framework. As opposed to West Pakistan, the joint electorate was exceptionally famous in East Pakistan. The back-and-forth with the Muslim League to build up the fitting electorate messed up his administration. [3]

His commitment to detailing the 1956 constitution of Pakistan was significant as he assumed a fundamental function in fusing arrangements for common freedoms and all-inclusive grown-up establishment by his adherence to the parliamentary type of liberal majority rules system. [3]

International strategy:

In the international strategy field, Suhrawardy burned through no time declaring his international strategy in the first meeting of the parliament of Pakistan. Suhrawardy upheld an articulated favorable to western strategy, supporting a solid help to the United States. Suhrawardy is viewed as one of the pioneers of Pakistan’s favorable to United States stand, a strategy that is by and proceeded by the current government. He was additionally the main Pakistani Prime Minister to visit China in 1956 and the assignment included Professor Ahmed Ali, Pakistan’s First Envoy to China (1951–52) who had set up the Pakistani consulate in Peking and shaped Pak-China companionship and reinforced the authority discretionary kinship among Pakistan and China, a fellowship that Henry Kissinger would later use to put his now-on the map mystery excursion to China in July 1971. [3]

His residency saw the upgrade of the relations with the United States in July 1957, when President Dwight Eisenhower mentioned leader Suhrawardy to permit the US to build up a mystery knowledge office in Pakistan and for the U-2 spy plane to fly from Pakistan. An office set up in Badaber (Peshawar Air Station), 10 miles (16 km) from Peshawar, was a spread for a significant interchanges block activity run by the United States National Security Agency (NSA). The base was at last shut by the military government in 1970, later by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who introduced the ISI as responsible for the base in 1971. [3]

Suhrawardy and Bangabandhu  Communal harmony
Suhrawardy and Bangabandhu Communal harmony

His favorable to western arrangement destroyed the unfamiliar help for the liberal coalition in Pakistan, generally eminent of them were Maulana Bhashani and Yar Mohammad Khan who tested him for the gathering’s chairmanship. Even though Maulana Bhashani and Yar Mohammad Khan figured out how to combine the Awami League, they neglected to convey the gathering mass with them. [3]


He had been an ongoing heart tolerant and kicked the bucket in Lebanon in 1963 because of heart failure. His demise was formal because of confusions from heart issues; however, some have claimed he was harmed, gassed, or exposed to dull injury in his room, although is no evidence of this. [3]


  • Suhrawardy Udyan, a memorable maidan in Dhaka (earlier the Ramna Race Course).
  • Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, a significant government emergency clinic in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, a public school, situated in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Kahayan-e-Suhrawardy, one of the principle lanes of Islamabad
Interview with Prime Minister Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy of Pakistan


1.         historypak. 21st October 2020; Available from: historypak

2.         wikipedia. 21st october 2020; Available from: wikipedia

3.         peoplepill, 21st Ocotber 2020; Available from: peoplepill

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