Nurul Amin



Designation: Eighth Prime Minister
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Nurul Amin (July 15, 1893 - October 2, 1974) was a prominent Bengali leader of the Pakistan's Muslim League, and served as Chief Minister of East Pakistan and both the eighth Prime Minister and Vice President of Pakistan.

Amin was born in the village of Shahbazpur, in what was then undivided Bengal's Brahmanbaria District, he grew up in Mymensingh District. He passed entrance examination in 1915 from Mymensingh Zila School, I.A and B.A from Mymensingh Ananda Mohan College in 1917 and 1919 respectively. Having obtained his B.L degree from Calcutta University he joined the Mymensingh Judge Court Bar in 1924.

Amin started his public career as a member of Mymensingh Local Board (1929). He became a member of Mymensingh District Board (1930), commissioner of Mymensingh Municipality (1932), and had been the chairman of Mymensingh District Board from 1937 to 1945. For a long time, Amin was the president of Mymensingh district unit of Muslim league, and was elected the vice president of Bengal Provincial Muslim League in 1944. Amin was elected a member of the Bengal Legislative Assembly in 1946 and was elected its Speaker. He took active part in Pakistan Movement. He was the Minister of Civil Supply in the provincial cabinet headed by Khawaja Nazimuddin. He was also a member of the Pakistan National Assembly (1947–1954)

Amin continued to deliberately stay in West Pakistan, while his home region of East Pakistan won its independence as the People's Republic of Bangladesh following a bloody civil war and the deaths of between 1 and 3 million people. Following the war, Amin did not return home and died in Rawalpindi on 2 October 1974, less than three years after the dissolution of the united Pakistan.

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