Mashiur Rahman, popularly known by his nick name "Jadu Mia"
was born on July 9, 1924 in an illustrious Muslim family of Khagakharibari
village of Dimla thana (police station / sub-district) in Rangpur
district. He was the fourth of five children of Late Mr. Osman Ghani
and Al-haj Abiunnessa Begum. Osman Ghani had four wives having no
issues from the first two wives he married again.
Osman Ghani came to Khagakharibari from Naotara where his ancestors
lived. He came and stayed at the Aat Ghoti Para near Borobari in
Khagakharibari union of Dimla thana. Osman Ghani a jotedar and had
large tracts of fertile agricultural land under him under a land
tenancy agreement with the jamindar. He was very affluent.
In his childhood Jadu mia was friendly, well mannered, kind hearted,
naughty, and a lover of culture and sports. He grew up in affluence
but never caused problem for others.
Jadu mia started his primary education in his village school Khagakharibari
at the Kahgakharibari School up to 3rd grade. He continued his study
in Coronation High School in Gopalganj where he joined his elder
sister Monnujaan Begum and his brother in law Mr. Ali Ahmed, Tamgha
i Pakistan, a civil servant who later retired as the Member of the
Board of Revenue. It was in Gopalganj that Jadu mia became friends
with the late Sheikh Mujubur Rahman. Mashiur Rahman passed his Entrance
Examination from Rani Brindarani School in Dimla, Rangpur. For sometimes
Jadu mia also studied in Jalpaiguri, India and subsequently at the
Dhaka University as an affiliate student of Salimullah Muslim Hall.
Mashiur Rahman was a very talented student and performed well academically,
culturally and as a sportsman.