Sher-e-Bangla Nagor

Sher-E-Bangla Nagor

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Sher-e-Bangla Nagor

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Sher-e-Bangla Nagor is one of the thana of Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh. It is located near Agargaon and it is home to the National Parliament. The area has been named after A. K. Fazlul Huq, a renowned statesman and one of the most prominent political figures of Bangladesh who was popularly known as "Sher-e-Bangla" (Tiger of Bengal). Sher-e-Bangla Nagor is a busy commercial and central neighborhood in the city and home to many offices of government and public institutions, educational institutions, banks and financial institutions and shops.


The history of Sher-e-Bangla Nagor can be traced back to before the independence of Bangladesh. Sher-E-Banglanagar, Louis I. Kahn's capĂ­tol complex inDhaka, had very well objectives. Those objectives simply stated were to make a signi-ficant impact both locally and internationally and to represent the strong presence of the central government of what was then Pakistan. Located seven miles from the city center, the project originally consisted of the National Assembly building and three hostels (that is, temporary accommodations forofficials and delegates coming from West Pakistan whenparliament was in session). One hostel was for ministers, one for secretaries, and one for the delegates to the National Assembly. The assembly and hostels weregrouped together and called the "Citadel of the Assembly." An early version shows some civic functions, called...
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