Nahim was born on 7th February 1981, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, son of Farida Razzaq and Abdur Razzaq. Father being a National Leader, Abdur Razzaq, one of the foremost organisers (Mukib Bahini) of the Liberation War of 1971, Veteran Member of Parliament, former two times General Secretary, Presidium Member, Advisor of Bangladesh Awami League and former Minister of Water Resources (1996-2001) and one of the leading advocate against War Criminals of 1971. Farida Razzaq is a philanthropist, promoting education and entrepreneurship. She is a successful entrepreneur besides being a lovely and caring mother to her two sons.
Being born into a political family, Nahim always had an interest in contributing for the betterment of the society. His family values fueled his passion to get involved with various social welfare activities and on the day of 21st August 2004 when an organized assassination attack was carried out targeting the top leadership of Bangladesh Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue, Dhaka at a rally, where his father was badly injured with burns and splinters. Nahim decided to quit his job in London and come back to Bangladesh to be beside his family and to uphold his beliefs of BENGALI NATIONALISM, DEMOCRACY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, SECULARISM, the four principles on which Bangladesh was liberated as an independent state.
Nahim’s career in main stream politics seemed assured since birth yet it took him a lot longer to believe that reality. Spending more than a decade of his student life abroad, he had, at one point, actually considered not getting involved in politics at all. At one given point Nahim remembers a friend and an advisor of his father criticizing his less-than concerned stance about the state of Bangladesh. He remembers the statement, “IT IS EASY TO CRITISISE BUT WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO BE A RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY; IT IS BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT OTHER LESS QUALIFIED WILL BE IN POLITICS. IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE THINGS, FIRST MAKE THAT CHANGE HAPPEN FROM YOUR END”, a statement Nahim still remembers.
As like his father, who was a stronge believer of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Nahim has stronge believes in the ability of his party leader, the party President and the Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to lead Bangladesh into becoming a middle income country by 2021 through her plans of VISION 2021.
MY GREATEST STRENGTH IS THE LOVE FOR MY PEOPLE, MY GREATEST WEAKNESS IS THAT I LOVE THEM TOO MUCH – BANGABANDHU SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN, FATHER OF THE NATION
Nahim shares the passion of the Honourable ICT Adviser to the Prime Minister, the grand son of the Father of the Nation, Sajeeb Wazed Joy in the dream of DIGITAL BANGLADESH. He shares and beliefs in the concept “YOUTH IN NATION BUILDING”, which is why Nahim has taken upon himself as an advocate, a voice for the YOUTH.