Syeda Iqbal Mand Banu

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Syed Iqbal Mand Banu is a social worker and mother-in-law of Tarique Rahman.[1] She was awarded the Independence Day Award in 1995.[2] She had published poetry books and does watercolor paintings.[3][4]


Banu founded SUROVI in 1979 which provides schooling for child domestic workers with her own maid being the first student of the school.[5]

Banu received the Special Award for women from Kazi Mahbubullah and Begum Zebunnessa Janakalyan Trust in 1988.[6]

Banu was married to Mahbub Ali Khan, former Chief of Naval Staff of Bangladesh Navy.[7][8] Their daughter, Zubaida Rahman, married Tarique Rahman, son of then Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and former president Ziaur Rahman, in 1993.[7] Banu is the mother-in-law of Tarique Rahman, son of Prime Minister Khaleda Zia.[9]

In 2007, Anti Corruption Commission filed a case against Syed Iqbal Mand Banu, Zubaida Rahman, and Tarique Rahman for 48.1 million taka in unexplained wealth with Kafrul Police Station.[10][11]

In January 2014, Anti-Corruption Commission filed a case against Banu for not submitting her wealth statement to the commission.[12]

In 2017, Bangladesh Supreme Court squashed a corruption case against her by Anti-Corruption Commission for improper paperwork.[13]

In June 2019, Banu and other relatives visited former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, while she was receiving treatment Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, who had been in prison since 8 February 2018.[14]



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  2. ^ "Independence Day Award" (PDF). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Watercolor Flower Series". Retrieved 2022-11-01.
  4. ^ a b c "Literary Works of Syeda Iqbal Mand Banu". Retrieved 2022-11-01.
  5. ^ shakhawat@@0708 (2021-02-05). "SUROVI NGO Job Circular | সুরভি এনজিও এ নিয়োগ বিজ্ঞপ্তি". Sarkari Niyog. Retrieved 2022-11-01.
  6. ^ "Begum Zebunnessa and Kazi Mahboobullah Janakalyan Trust". Lha Charitable Trust. Retrieved 2022-11-01.
  7. ^ a b Staff Correspondent. "Tarique's wife Zubaida fired from work". Retrieved 2022-11-01.
  8. ^ "Photo Gallery". Retrieved 2022-11-01.
  9. ^ "Tarique's mother-in-law gets bail upon surrender". 23 April 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Hearing on accepting charge-sheet in graft case against Zubaida Nov 1 | News". BSS. Retrieved 2022-11-01.
  11. ^ "Arrest warrant issued against Tarique Rahman and wife in graft case". The Business Standard. 2022-11-01. Retrieved 2022-11-01.
  12. ^ (2014-01-30). "Tarique's mother-in-law sued". (in Bengali). Retrieved 2022-11-01.
  13. ^ "Trial against Tarique's mother-in-law halted". The Daily Star. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Relatives meet Khaleda Zia". RTV Online. Retrieved 2022-11-01.