Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy discovered Father of the Nation. He saw a future leader in a teenage Mujib. Bangabandhu himself considered Suhrawardy as his leader throughout his life. Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy`s contribution on making Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the Father of the Nation can`t be denied. When Bangabandhu became the undisputed leader of Awami League demonstrating his own skills, leadership quality, charisma, he also discovered many leaders. Tofail Ahmed, late Abdur Razzaq, ASM Abdur Rab or Shajahan Siraj—all were discovered by Bangabandhu. Not only this, Bangabandhu brought several professionals like Dr Kamal Hossain, professor Abu Sayeed to politics. There was hardly any leader who did not surrender to his charismatic personality. Making worthy heirs and forming future leadership is the true quality of leaders. And this quality requires a deeper understanding paves the way for a future leader. Many occasions, he/she may discover the right persons. Sometimes he/she makes mistakes in choosing the right person. But a true leader always searches for the future leadership. Sheikh Hasina has also discovered many leaders in Bangladesh’s politics. The number of politicians in Bangladesh politics introduced by Sheikh Hasina is not small. Few examples can make it clear:
Saber Hossain Chowdhury
Saber Hossain Chowdhury was a young businessman who returned home after studying from abroad. He is a wonderful orator. The 1996’s election was very significant for Awami League. That time, Sheikh Hasina searched for candidates who would win the election rather than the dedicated candidate of the party. That is why, she nominated Saber Hossain Chowdhury in Motijheel excluding Muzaffar Hossain Paltu against Mirza Abbas. Saber also didn`t disappoint Sheikh Hasina. He became the president of Bangladesh Cricket Board, then became the deputy minister. After Awami League`s downfall in 2001, Saber Hossain became more reliable to Sheikh Hasina and became political secretary. But due to his role during one-eleven, distance seems to have got created between Saber Hossain and the party President. Sheikh Hasina turns away her from her own discovery.
Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury
Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury was an outstanding student. She managed to rank first in both SSC and HSC. She retained her good results during graduation and got a first class from Dhaka University`s Law Department. Her father worked with Bangabandhu. Even after being a government official, there was a political atmosphere in her family. But Shirin Sharmin was far away from politics during her student life. After assuming office in 2008, Sheikh Hasina discovers Shirin Sharmin. At first, she was made the state minister of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, then she was made the Speaker of the parliament. Shirin Sharmin was given the status of the best speaker. And Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina owns the credit of her discovery.
Mashrafe bin Mortaza
Adored by several names such as `the Captain` `Mash`, but did anyone think two years ago that Mashrafe will be a politician or becomes an MP? Only Sheikh Hasina has had that thought. After having won a tournament, suddenly PM invited Mashrafe to politics. How could he reject Sheikh Hasina`s invitation after all? The rest is history now.
Besides, late mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation Annisul Huq, present Mayor Atiqul Islam and many other leaders have been discovered in politics by PM Sheikh Hasina.
Bangla Insider/ SM