|Tangail Town Bangladesh|
Tangail (Bengali: টাঙ্গাইল) (Urdu and Punjabi: تانگیل) is a town located in the Tangail District, in the central region of Bangladesh. It consists of 5 corporations, 8 municipalities, 72 wards, and 211 mahallas. It is located on the banks of Louhajang River, and is part of the Dhaka Division.
Before the Liberation War, some educational institutions were established by notable persons in Tangail. Among those schools are Bindubasini Government Boys' High School (1880) and Bindubasini Government Girls' High School (1882). In 1926, the Sa'dat Government University College, Korotia, was established by Wazed Ali Khan Panni, a zamindar and one of the most prominent educationalists of Tangail. M.M. Ali Government College was established by Maulana Vasani at Kagmari (About 5 km away from the main city). Kumudini College was established in 1943 by Ranada Prasad Saha, a philanthropist of Tangail. Later the college was converted into Kumudini Government Women's College.
|Shibnath High School in Tangail Town|
Currently, there are 5 government-run high schools in the city. Among those schools are the two Bindubasini Government schools (situated in the center of the town) and Shibnath High School near the old bus stand in the city. There is a Technical University as well.
Tangail was once connected with Sirajganj by ferry leading to the western shore of the river at Sirajganj.
Tangail now has a station on a new broad gauge line of Bangladesh Railways which connects the western and eastern systems via the Jamuna Bridge. There is also a connecting road. Bus services are available from Mohakhali bus terminal such as Nirala super service, Jhatika paribahan, Dhalesswary and many more.
|Maulana Abdul Hamid Bhashani|
The dessert known as Cham Cham originated with Porabari of Tangail. The sweet is very popular in the Indian subcontinent.
- Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, Popular political leader in Pakistan and Bangladesh
- Muhammad Abdul Bari, secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain.
- Kader Siddique, known as "Tiger Siddique", incumbent MP and founder/leader of Kaderia Bahini, one of Mukti Bahini groups active in 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.
|Justice Abu Sayeed Chowdhury|
- Sayhanul Ehit (Bengali: স।য়হ।নুল, born 1950 Tangail), was a fighter of the Bangladesh liberation and was a member of the Kaderia Bahini, a small but effective group which were able to carry out many successful guerrilla operations in Tangail. The Kaderia Bahini is notable for the capture of a Pakistani ship with large quantities of arms and ammunitions at Bhuapur. He fought alongside an estimated 50,000-strong army of civilians in the Tangail region against the Pakistan Army. When Kader Siddique, a famous fighter and organizer, was wounded at the Makrar battle near Balla village Sayhanul Ehit was his top aid helping his recovery. Shomit Mian(his side kick) was also popular. He was also a fighter from the Bangladesh Liberation War. He was a Bengali.
- Md.Jinnat Ali Mia, Popular social worker in Tangail—won national prizes twice for social welfare.
- Nawab Ali Chowdhury, one of the mebers of the Nathan commission to establish Dhaka University.
- Justice Abu Sayed Chowdhury, former president, Bangladesh, Vice chancellor of Dhaka University.