Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy

Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy

Prime Minister of Pakistan

Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy was a Pakistani left-wing statesman of Bengali origin, and one of the principal of modern-day Pakistan. Appointed as the fifth Prime minister of Pakistan in 1956, Suhrawardy headed Pakistan until 1957, and was a close associate of Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan, first Prime minister of Pakistan.… Read More

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1892 Birth Suhrawardy was born on 8 September 1892 to a Bengali Muslim family in the town of Midnapore, now in West Bengal. … Read More


1910 17 Years Old Suhrawardy attended the St. Xavier's College, where he obtained BS in Mathematics in 1910, later he was admitted at the department of arts of the University of Calcutta.


1913 20 Years Old In 1913, he gained MA in Arabic language and won a scholarship to proceed his education abroad. … Read More
1920 27 Years Old In 1920, Suhrawardy married Begum Niaz Fatima, daughter of Sir Abdur Rahim, the then home minister of the Bengal Province of British India and later President of India's Central Legislative Assembly. … Read More
1921 28 Years Old Suhrawardy returned to the subcontinent in 1921 as a practising barrister of the Calcutta High Court. … Read More


1923 30 Years Old He played a major role in signing the Bengal Pact in 1923.
1924 31 Years Old Suhrawardy became the Deputy Mayor of the Calcutta Corporation at the age of 31 in 1924, and the Deputy Leader of the Swaraj Party in the Provincial Assembly.
1925 32 Years Old However, following the death of Chittaranjan Das in 1925, he began to disassociate himself with the Swaraj Party and eventually joined Muslim League. … Read More


1940 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Ahmed Suhrawardy died from pneumonia whilst he was a student in London in 1940. … Read More


1943 50 Years Old He was the Minister responsible during the Midnapore (Bengal) famine of 1943, but did little to relieve it. … Read More
1946 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1946, Suhrawardy established and headed a Muslim League government in Bengal. … Read More
1947 54 Years Old In 1947, the balance of power in Calcutta shifted from the Muslim League to the Indian National Congress, and Suhrawardy stepped down from the Chief Ministership. … Read More
1951 58 Years Old The couple divorced in 1951 and had one child, Rashid Suhrawardy (aka Robert Ashby), who is an actor living in London (he played Jawaharlal Nehru in film Jinnah). … Read More


1954 61 Years Old The One Unit was a controversial geopolitical programme implemented to consolidate the political authority, retained by four provinces, to federal capital in 1954. By the time Suhrawardy was the Prime Minister, an intense political competition between rightist Muslim League and the centrist Republican Party was forming regarding this issue. The politics over this issue was chaotic when the four provinces engaged in a political struggle to the reversal of the One Unit which established West Pakistan in 1955. … Read More
In 1956, Suhrawardy won the slot of Prime minister and was hastily appointed as fifth Prime Minister by President Iskander Mirza after the surprise resignation of Chaudhry Muhammad Ali. … Read More
1957 64 Years Old His tenure saw the enhancement of the relations with the United States in July 1957, when President Dwight Eisenhower requested prime minister Suhrawardy to allow the US to establish a secret intelligence facility in Pakistan and for the U-2 spyplane to fly from Pakistan. … Read More
1963 70 Years Old 1 More Event
He had been a chronic heart patient and died in Lebanon in 1963 due to a cardiac arrest. … Read More
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