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.



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