Suhrawardy Udyan is a national memorial, formerly known as Ramna Racecourse, named after Huseyn (1892-1963), a Prime Minister. It originally served as the military club of the British soldiers stationed in Dhaka. Later it was called Ramna Gymkhana. After colonial rule ended it was sometimes used for legal horse racing on Sundays. There is a Mughal structure, the Dhaka Gate, which was built by Mir Jumla II (1591-1663) in the 1660s, adjacent to the park area.
Today it is the resting place of three great national leaders – Sher-i-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Huq (1873–1962), a Bengali lawyer, writer and parliamentarian, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (1892–1963) and Khwaja Nazimuddin (1894–1964), the first Governor-General of Pakistan.
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