Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib is not only a name of love and respect but also a history. She is a great woman in the history of Bangladesh. She was born on 8 August in 1930 at Tungipara in Gopalganj. Her nickname was Renu. She was the dear wife of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She had motherly love and affection for the people of our country. And her sacrifices in all movements, specially the Liberation War of Bangladesh make her Bangamata to us. Having no demands of her own, she led a very simple life. She was the First Lady of Bangladesh. But Bangabandhu’s Renu had no pride and did not want luxury. Gradually, she became a nation maker along with Bangabandhu. In all difficult situations, she always encouraged Bangabandhu to do good for the country. Whenever we speak about Bangabandhu, the name of our Bangamata instantly comes to our mind. She contributes to become Mujib from Khoka, Bangabandhu from Mujib and finally Father of the Nation from Bangabandhu. She never pulled him back and never thought of her own interests. She played a very important role in the six point movement. She walked in the streets with leaflets to inspire the people in the six point movement. She supported him to participate in the General Election in 1970. Bangamata inspired Bangabandhu to deliver the historic 7 March Speech in 1971. After the War of Liberation, she spoke to the heroines “I’m your mother.” On 15 August 1975, the most tragic event in the history of Bangladesh took place. On this very day she laid down her life along with Bangabandhu, their three sons and some close relatives. As Bangabandhu and Bangamata worked together to build a happy and prosperous “Sonar Bangla” she will remain unforgettable in the hearts of our people.
Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib was popularly known as Begum Mujib. She was born in Tungipara, Gopalganj on 8 August, 1930. She was the life partner of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation. She is called Bangamata for her motherly love and affection for the people of Bangladesh. She led very simple life and did not like luxury at all. She taught her children how to lead an ordinary life. Her sacrifice in all historical movements of the country especially in the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971 is praiseworthy. Though she was not involved in political activities, she always inspired and encouraged Bangabandhu to involved himself freely for the cause of the people and the country. She played a significant role in rebuilding the new born Nation. But it is the matter of regret that she was brutally killed along with her husband, sons and some other close relatives on the dark night of 15 August, 1975. She will remain ever memorable in the hearts of the Bangalees.