Sajeeb Wazed

Bangladeshi Politician
Born Jul 27, 1971

Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed, also known as Sajeeb Wazed Joy, is an IT professional who was selected by World Economic Forum as one of the 250 Young Global Leaders of the World. He is the son of Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh and the grandson of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first President of Bangladesh. Wazed married Kristine Ann Overmire on October 26, 2002. They also had a baby girl. There is a rumor that Kristin has devorced him.… Read More

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  • 'minus 2' Met Messy Fate Daily Star Online
    Google News - Sep 15, 2011
  • Pm Hosts Iftar For War Injured Financial Express Bangladesh
    Google News - Aug 03, 2011
  • Joy Turns 40 Bangladesh News 24 Hours
    Google News - Jul 27, 2011
  • Nearly 12,000 Are Arrested In Roundup In Bangladesh
    NYTimes - Jun 05, 2008


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sajeeb Wazed.


1971 Birth Wazed was born in wartime Dhaka during the Bangladesh Liberation War on 27 July 1971. … Read More
1975 3 Years Old In August 1975, his grandparents and uncles were assassinated during a military coup in Bangladesh; he and his mother, father and aunt survived as they were visiting West Germany. … Read More
1981 9 Years Old After returning to Bangladesh in 1981, his mother assumed the presidency of the Awami League and spearheaded the campaign for the restoration of democracy, along with her arch-rival Khaleda Zia. … Read More


2002 30 Years Old Wazed was settled in the United States for over two decades. He married Kristine Ann Overmire on October 26, 2002. … Read More
2004 32 Years Old Wazed first appeared on the Bangladeshi political scene in 2004, when he made a widely publicized visit to Bangladesh.
2009 37 Years Old 1 More Event
On 25 February 2009, Wazed officially joined the Awami League as a primary member of the Rangpur district unit of the party. … Read More
2011 39 Years Old In 2011, Wazed attacked Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus for his leadership of Grameen Bank, claiming high levels of "fraud and impropriety" in the use of Norwegian government funds at the Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization. … Read More


2015 43 Years Old In 2015, Wazed defended the Awami League government's refusal to publicly condemn the murder of bloggers and publishers by Islamic extremists. … Read More
2016 44 Years Old In 2016, Wazed accused Mahfuz Anam, editor and publisher of the The Daily Star, of treason and demanded his imprisonment for publishing reports in 2007 on the basis of intelligence sources, accusing his mother Sheikh Hasina of corruption. The BBC has reported that the Bangladeshi government has been seeking to curtail the finances of the influential newspaper. In April 2016, Bangladesh arrested Shafik Rehman, a leading pro-Bangladesh Nationalist Party journalist on charges of attempting to kidnap and kill Wazed in the U.S. The U.S. Government has declined to comment on the issue; but declassified American government reports show that a U.S. federal court judge dismissed claims of an attempted plot to harm Wazed on the basis of a lack of evidence.
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