1973, graduate, University of Dhaka. Former: Vice-President, Students Union, Government Intermediate Girl's College; Secretary and President, Student League, College Unit; Secretary, Students League Unit, Rokeya Hall, University of Dhaka. 1981, elected President, Bangladesh Awami League. 1986, Leader of the Opposition and played crucial role in establishing democracy in Bangladesh. Led the historic mass movement of the 1990s. 1991, became Leader of the Opposition in the country's 5th Parliament; steered all the political parties in the parliament towards changing the Presidential system of government into the Parliamentary one. 1996, first became Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. 2001, Leader of the Opposition. 2009, again named Prime Minister. January 2014, became Prime Minister for the third time. Author of several books, including Sheikh Mujib is my Father, Why are they Street Children, The Origin of Autocracy, Miles to go, The Quest for Vision 2021 (two volumes), Elimination of Poverty and Some Thoughts, People and Democracy, My Dream My Struggle, Development for the Masses, Sada Kalo (Black and White) and Sabuj Math Pireye (Crossing the Green Field). Recipient of numerous honours and awards.