Ministers, Politicians, Speaker



Speaker, Politician, Minister

2 January 1920 – 20 December 2000M

Speaker Mirza Ghulam Hafiz (2 Jan 1920 – 20 Dec 2000) was a Bangladeshi statesman, politician, and philanthropist.

Life of "Mirza Ghulam Hafiz" At a Glance

 Real Name: Mirza Ghulam Hafiz

 Known For: Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad 

 Preceded by:   Abdul Malek Ukil

 Succeeded by: Shamsul Huda Chowdhury

 Date of Birth: 2 January 1920  

◉ Date of Death: 20 December 2000

 Birthplace: Panchagarh District

 Nationality: Bangladeshi

 Father Name: Mirza Azimuddin Sarkar


➢Master’s degree in economics in 1941 from the University of Calcutta

➢Bachelor of law degree in 1948 from the University of Dhaka 

 Profession: Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad (2 April 1979 – 23 March 1982)

 Religion: Islam

 Native Language: Bangla


Early Life

Mirza Golam Hafiz was born on 2 Jan 1920 in Panchagarh District, East Bengal, British Raj.

Education and Career

– Educational background

Mirza Golam Hafiz was educated at the University of Calcutta and the University of Dhaka. He obtained a master’s degree in economics in 1941 from the University of Calcutta and a bachelor’s of law degree in 1948 from the University of Dhaka.

– Career development

Mirza Golam Hafiz was an active organizer of the Language Movement on two occasions in 1952 and again in 1954 and was imprisoned both times. In 1954, he was elected to the Regional Assembly in Bengal as a representative of the Panchagarh district. He served in government positions until Bangladesh”s independence in 1971 as an honorary colonel in the Bengal Rifles State Guard.

In 1972, Hafiz was nominated to the new parliament of Bangladesh and was appointed the Minister of Land Management.

From 1978 to 1982, he served as the Speaker of the Parliament until the revolution that killed the President, Ziaur Rahman. After the annihilation of the dictatorial government of Hossain Mohammad Ershad, he was re-nominated to the parliament in 1991 as Minister of Law and Justice

Under the Banque Nationale de Paris, he was appointed as the Minister of Law & Justice. He retired from politics in 1995.

Major Achievements and Milestones

Mirza Golam Hafiz made an important contribution to the development of education & in social services. He established Mirza Golam Hafiz College in Atwari upazila, Dr. Abeda Hafiz Girls’ School in Panchagarh town, Mirzapur Shishu Sadan and Maulana Azimuddin Madrasa, Mirza Golam Hafiz High School and Degree Madrasa at Tetulia.


Mirza Golam Hafiz died on 20 December 2000.

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