Sheikh Rehana


Sheikh Rehana (born 13 September 1957[1]) is a Bangladesh Awami League politician. She is the younger sister of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.[2] She is the daughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Sheikh Rehana was born to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first president of Bangladesh, and Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib. She was placed under house arrest in Dhanmondi along with her family by the Pakistan Army during Bangladesh Liberation war.[4] She was in Belgium[5][6] with her sister Sheikh Hasina when her family was assassinated in a military coup by Bangladesh Army

Sheikh Rehana was allocated a government house in Dhanmondi for “Token” 100 taka in 2001 by the government of Bangladesh. The building was used to house her personal staff. The allocation was cancelled when Bangladesh Nationalist Party came to power. In 2014 she was allocated an house in Gulshan after Awami League came to power for a token price of 1001 taka.[9] In 2015 she and her children were given lifelong protection by the government of Bangladesh through the Special Security Forces. The government also announced free utility for life for her and her family.[10] She was made councilor of Awami League Dhaka South unit in 2016.

Sheikh Rehana is married to Shafiq Siddique, a professor in Dhaka University.[12] Her son, Radwan Mujib Siddiq Bobby, is a councilor of Bangladesh Awami League.[13] Her daughter, Tulip Siddiq, is a Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom for Hampstead and Kilburn constituency.

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