Image

Welcome to Manikganj Samity

Manikganj was formerly a subdivision of Dhaka District. It was turned into a district in 1984.

On 26 April 1989, Manikganj was the site of, what was at that time, the world's worst tornado in terms of loss-of-lives. 1,300 people were initially reported as having been killed with 12,000 injured. The towns of Saturia and Manikganj Sadar were leveled and about 80,000 people were made homeless. Liberation war in 1971 in Manikganj District was organized and led by Capt. Halim Chowdhury, Abdul Matin Chowdhury, Principal Abdur Rouf Khan and other heroes of the district.

During October 1971, at the Northwest corner of Bahadia village, Joymontop union in Singair upazila, a group of Freedom Fighters attacked the boats carrying the Pakistani intruding soldiers and a terrible battle occurred on the Dhaleshwari (canal). Eighty-two Pak soldiers were killed and 50 others held with injuries in a fierce battle with freedom fighters at Bahadia village in Singair upazila on October 28. Freedom fighters Mohidur Rahnan, Zahidur Rahman and Tobarak Hossain Ludu led the operation. None of the Mukti Bahini Freedom Fighters were killed during this battle which is one of the significant liberation fight against Pakistani military in Manikgonj. After this short duration battle, the Mukti Bahini Freedom Fighters leave the battle field and the PAK soldiers enhanced their strength bringing more soldiers and they touched 152 houses surrounding villages of the battle place and killed 6 local people who were mostly elderly stayed at home.