Suhrawardy Uddyan in Dhaka

Suhrawardy Uddyan is one of the historic places of Bangladesh. The park situated in the heart of Metropolitan Dhaka was earlier known as Ramna Racecourse. Also called Ramna Jimkhana. After the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, the place named after the national leader Hussain Shahid Suhrawardy was named after ‘Suhrawardy Udyan’.

Suhrawardy Uddyan

In 1610, the city of Dhaka was established during Mughal Emperor Jahangir’s rule. Only two residential areas were developed in north suburbs of Dhaka. One named Mahalla Chistia and the other is Mahalla Sujatpur. When the Mughal empire collapsed, this old tradition gradually disappeared.

Until the nineteenth century Ramna was a jungle abandoned area. 1825 British Collector of Dhaka Most of the oldest diveies are removed. Cleansing the entire area, he named it Ramna Green. The British bureaucracy established the club in 1851 in the north corner of the racecourse.

In 1905, during the rule of Lord Curzon, during the partition of Bengal, Ramna area was selected for establishing the official residence of governor of newly formed province with East Bengal and Assam. The importance of the area increased in 1921 when the University of Dhaka was established. Here Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave the speech on 7th March. On 16 December 1971 the Pakistan army surrendered to the Allies

 

The old High Court building on the south side of the park, and three national leaders Sher-e-Bangla AK Fazlul Huq, Khwaja Nazimuddin and Hussein Shaheed Suhrawardy are in the tomb. Apart from this, Bangla Academy, Atomic Energy Commission, Student-Teacher Center, Fine Arts Institute, University Central Mosque, Public Library and National Museum of Bangladesh; North of the Baridem Hospital, Dhaka Club and Dhaka’s Tennis Complex and former Supreme Court Building, Engineers Institute and Ramna Park.

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